Skills Enhancement Program


Help low-income workers increase their skills and get a job that will increase their employment wages and fringe benefits


  • Household income under 150% FPL
  • Working 20 hours per week on average
  • Reside in West CAP service area (Pierce, Pepin, Polk, St. Croix, Barron, Chippewa, and Dunn counties)


SEP is designed to assist with short-term training. Short term training means technical school, or a condensed training program such as a four-week C.N.A training program. It is not for individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program unless they hold at least junior status.


  • As a result of training, wages increase a minimum of $3.00 per hour
  • Access to employer sponsored health insurance

How SEP may be able to assist:

  • Tuition, student fees and required supplies
  • Reimbursement for school related transportation
  • Assistance with childcare while attending classes
  • Assistance with internet needed for school

Due to extremely limited funding, we are the payer of last resort. All other sources of assistance must be explored first.

The Skills Enhancement Program is designed to be an on-going partnership with the client, not a source of one-time assistance. It is expected that participants will:

  • Meet with SEP staff, develop a training plan
  • Maintain regular contact with SEP staff
  • Inform staff of changes (address, phone, income, household members, etc)
  • Complete and return all forms as required
  • Participate in follow-up surveys after exiting the program

Questions? Please contact:

Stephanie Sautter Stark

West CAP Adult Education Programs Manager

PO Box 308 – 525 2nd Street

Glenwood City, WI 54013

Phone: 715-410-4735 (call or text)