TEENworks participants are learning important skills while helping serve the community. High school students are actively training in three career pathways at the Goodman Community Center. Academic and arts enrichment opportunities are also offered to students. Youth age 16-21 who are working towards a high school diploma or equivalency and are interested in learning employment skills can attend evening trainings as part of the TEENworks program. On Tuesday and Thursday between 4-6 PM students can gain job skills and build a resume for paid employment opportunities at Goodman or other area businesses. Interested students should complete a TEENworks employment application available on their website.
Common Wealth has been helping teens take steps toward economic success since 1991. Their goal is to create opportunities for youth to develop and apply employment and financial skills that will help them now and far into the future. Their participants also build a host of life skills ranging from prioritizing to problem-solving that enable them to exercise more control over their lives. Their award-winning programsprovide teens with employment and financial education, job placements, and supportive mentoring.
The Dane County Job Center is a central location for people looking for work and businesses that need help finding qualified applicants. The Job Center is a partnership of government agencies and community-based organizations with a common goal: to make our community a better place to live by improving job opportunities through economic support, training and education.
Anyone can join the TimeBank to offer skills or services - and receive services in exchange - no money needed! The Dane County TimeBank (DCTB), established in 2005, is a network of over 2500 individuals and organizations who exchange services and skills to build community, build capacity, and come together to help each other to build a better world. In timebanking, everyone's contribution is valued equally - one hour equals one hour - and services exchanged help to fill resource gaps in the community.
The Dane County TimeBank has become a valuable tool to build programs that help solve challenges identified by the community - collaborating with community partners Dane County Human Services, Madison School District, and other supporters and participants to connect unmet needs with unused resources. Their PROJECTS provide meaningful ways for members to tap into to the network and offer needed skills and services.