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Workforce Logo Adult Worker Program - WIA


Employment-related services are available at no cost to Ramsey County residents, age 22 or older, who meet the lower living standard income requirements under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Services Available

Different people face different obstacles to finding work. For that reason, the WIA Adult Worker Program offers a variety of services and an individualized approach. A career counselor will help determine which of the following services might be helpful to you.

Counseling/Testing - If you don’t know what kind of job you want, a career counselor can help you define your job goals using aptitude and interest tests. The counselor can also help you identify barriers to employment (for example: child care or lack of transportation) and figure out ways to overcome them.

Classroom Training - If you need additional training, we can help you find a training course. We may provide financial aid for short-term training or skill upgrading in areas such as computer literacy, health care occupations, customer service, and word processing, to name a few.

Job Seeking Skills - We offer a series of workshops that teach effective job seeking skills. You can learn how to write a resume, research potential employers, and how to interview, to name a few.

Resource Room - Services include word processing; resume copying; access to computers, typewriters, and a fax machine; access to job listings and employer directories; a place to make phone calls, do research, and write letters; advice from counseling staff.