Welcome to the Employment & Training Association

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 training components funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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), Children First, FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET), Wisconsin Works (W-2), the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), 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 staff with a unique blend of talents, skills, and backgrounds to ensure that customers' 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 longtime relationships with other community based service providers, as well as local employers. Neighborhood involvement helps EATA to forge relationships with local staff to provide a seamless transition for our shared participants. This approach ultimately leads to better trained candidates going into the workforce. EATA continues to cultivate and provide multi-cultural services to the diverse population in South Central Wisconsin. EATA has been successful because of the dedicated employees who strive to help those in need see the possibilities and assist them in getting there.

Employment and Training Association Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report (PDF format)

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