Work-site Experience

Program Overview

The YWCA is a state-approved W-2 (Wisconsin Works) and FSET (Food Share Employment Training) work site providing work experience opportunities for women referred by Forward Service Corporation and other community service agencies.  Participants are given the opportunity to develop critical job skills, gain valuable experience in a professional work environment, and cultivate a sense of self-worth and direction for their lives.  Mentoring is also provided for each participant, with a goal of nurturing and preparing women for successful employment in the marketplace as they move toward economic self-sufficiency.

Participants also receive:

  • An opportunity to give back to the community
  • Access to the YWCA Women’s Career Closet
  • The ability to work one-on-one with a mentor
  • Confidence building
  • The opportunity to attend empowerment classes

Work-Site Experience Partnerships

The YWCA Work-Site Experience is always looking for interns in all programs as well as volunteers to gain work-site experience. Currently, the program partners with:

If you are interested in volunteering with this program please see the volunteer opportunities or internships available.

Work-Site Impact

Participants gain valuable skills that help enhance their marketability to future employers.

“Thank you for taking the time to meet with three of my clients regarding YWCA services and the Work-Site Experience. They all left feeling so energized and revitalized to be able to utilize their skills. That alone was huge.” W-2 Forward Services Case Worker

To participate in the program or to build a partnership, please contact us.