CAP Services’ Skills Enhancement Program is looking to grow enrollment in Marquette County.

“We expanded to Marquette County last year and are excited to be serving individuals and families there,” said Cathy Duesterhoeft, Skills Development Manager in Marquette County. “We currently have plenty of capacity for new clients, so if you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please let me know.”

Duesterhoeft can be reached at 920-787-1422 ext. 2227 or Interested individuals may also visit for more information or to complete an online screening form.

The Skills program is a locally designed workforce development program that assists working, low-income individuals obtain the skills needed to compete for living wage jobs. The program is available free of charge to eligible participants. Skills assists with tuition, books, and training-related transportation and child care costs that participants could not otherwise afford, as well as case management to assist participants in overcoming obstacles and reaching their goals.

The average increase in annual household income for Skill Enhancement Program completers over the past five years was $14,670. Many completers also gained access to employer-sponsored health care benefits.

Program participation requires that individuals are residents of one of the five counties served, work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and have household income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (for example, $31,170 for a family of three in 2018).

CAP’s Skills program serves individuals and families in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties.

CAP Services is a private, nonprofit community action agency that has been advancing social and economic justice for people and communities in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties since 1966.