Mental Illness is Delaying Young Adults from Entering the Workforce. A New Program Can Help

2 Nov 2022


The last few years have been heavy for potential candidates entering the workforce, and a new program aims to help future workers — not through a training program alone, but also by addressing mental health needs head on.

The Career EXCELerate Wisconsin Project is a collaboration of Rawhide, Goodwill and Fox Valley Technical College. With a $6 million Wisconsin Workforce Innovation Grant, the project plans to give those struggling with mental health concerns the wraparound resources they need to start careers in a number of in-demand fields — including child care, an industry that has been hemorrhaging teaching aides and grappling with extensive wait lists long before the pandemic.

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