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Employment and Training Association's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Come and join us for the Employment and Training Association’s 50th Anniversary at the Warner Park Community Center on Thursday, August 11th, 2016! The Employment and Training Association is celebrating 50 years of helping thousands of South Central Wisconsin Residents obtain the education, training skills and experience they need to be gainfully employed in our community!

There will be a presentation at 5:30 PM recognizing our long-standing partnerships with:

  • City of Madison
  • Dane County Department of Human Services
  • Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
  • Local Employers:
    • UW Hospital & Clinics
    • Bell Laboratory
  • Program Participants

There will be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction to help support our organizations continuing efforts to provide services to the unemployed and underemployed in our community!

Warner Park Community Recreation Center
Thursday, August 11, 2016
3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Presentation at 5:30 PM

The Employment and Training Association (EATA) is one of the oldest private, non-profit, community based organizations in South Central Wisconsin. EATA has operated various federal, state, and county funded training programs and components funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Human Services as well as through county and city tax levy dollars.

The agency’s roots date back to 1966 when EATA operated the Community Action Program: Neighborhood Youth Corp. Since that time, EATA has managed components of Youth and Adult Work Experience, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), Work Exploration and Job Training (WEJT), Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Wisconsin Works (W2). EATA currently operates Children First, FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET), Windows to Work, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Building Opportunities through Occupational Skills Training Program (BOOST), Re-entry Programming and DVR Services.

EATA is committed to providing employment and training services in a way that preserves personal dignity, considers individual needs and differences, and supports individuals and their families. To further this goal, the agency employs individuals with a unique blend of talents, skills, and backgrounds to ensure that customer’s needs are met. EATA provides comprehensive employment and training services throughout South Central Wisconsin.

As a One-Stop-Operator partner agency in Dane, Sauk, Columbia, Marquette Dodge and Jefferson Counties EATA has been a leader in the integration and coordination of regional services in South Central Wisconsin.

Since 1966 EATA has maintained strong relationships with other community based service providers, educational institutions and our local business community. Through these relationships, we have identified areas where there are gaps in training and have develop curriculum to address the changing needs of both job seekers and businesses. Neighborhood involvement helps EATA to forge relationships with local community based organizations to provide a seamless transition to our shared participants. This approach leads to better trained candidates with the skills and experience they need to meet our region’s workforce needs. EATA continues to cultivate and provide multi-cultural services to the diverse population in South Central Wisconsin. EATA has been successful because of their dedicated employees who strive to help those in need to see the possibilities and assist them in getting there.

Employment and Training Association Annual Reports

2014 Annual Report (PDF format)


Employment & Training Association, Inc.
1819 Aberg Avenue
Madison, WI 53704-4201
(608) 242-7402
Fax: (608) 242-7403