What makes the educational system so unique in the County is the collaboration and communication between our municipalities, business, and industry with the K-12 districts educators and administrators and the technical colleges. On many occasions conversations have been had with various groups discussing how the education system can be more efficient for the business climate. Our K-12 educators now craft their curricula with the businesses in mind utilizing more of an approach regarding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM approach. While also concentrating on the softer skills of communication, team building as well as learning to adapt to an ever-changing world.
A list below provides a variety of training programs and resources for individuals and business owners.
Business Resource Line
Automated information line available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center
Room 103, Old Main Building
Stevens Point, WI -54481
phone: (800) 487-7389
City of Antigo
The City of Antigo provides a municipal business promotion program.
700 Edison St.
Antigo, WI 54409-1955
phone: (715) 623-3633
Department of Workforce Development
Where talent and opportunities meet for businesses and job seekers. Helping businesses develop and retain skilled workers and helping job seekers find employment.
Forward Service Corporation
Forward Service Corporation provides many different employment and training and support services to help customers unleash their potential. This includes services under the Wisconsin Works and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). We also help employers recruit trained workers through these programs.
WIOA: (715) 623-4062
Wisconsin Works: (715) 623-2176
North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning
Development group with assistance on local research, land usage, financial assistance, a business and industrial park, intergovernmental coordination, and transportation planning.
210 McClellan St., Suite 210
Wausau, WI 54403-4783
phone: (715) 849-5510
Northcentral Technical College
Technical college with a wide variety of programs, certificates, diplomas, and training available to help you get the education you need to make your business prosper. The website also has information regarding hiring NTC graduates.
312 Forrest Ave.
Antigo, WI 54409
phone: (715) 623-7601
Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach
NWMOC provides at-your-location services by seasoned practitioners with expertise in manufacturing management.
278 Jarvis Hall
Menominee, WI 54751
USDA Rural Development
The Community Facilities Direct loan program is designed to assist in the development and sustainability of essential community facilities in rural areas.
phone: (715) 345-7610
UMOS Transitional Jobs Northeast
The Transitional Jobs (TJ) Program helps participants gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in the labor market. TJ is a program of Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families. The purpose of TJ is to enhance employment opportunities for people who have difficulty entering and succeeding in the workforce.
Highway 47 North/PO Box 10
N3522 Cottage Avenue
Neopit, WI 54150
phone: (414) 588-7871 or
715-756-2311 ext. 1162
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Area Development Managers assist business expansions, promote business retention, and help local development organizations in their respective territories. Area development managers use their knowledge of federal, state, and regional resources to provide a variety of information to expanding or relocating firms. They also mobilize resources to help struggling businesses. Local economic development practitioners can turn to area development managers for assistance with long-term marketing and planning strategies.
201 W Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53707-7970
phone: (608) 210-6700
The Service Corp of Retired Executives mentors those starting and already owning a small business through one on one counseling, monthly workshops, and mentoring.
300 Third Street, Suite 200
Wausau, WI 54402-6190
phone: (715) 845-6231
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
SBDC’s mission is to help business people, whether in business currently or just starting a business, make informed business decisions. They do this through provided: conferences, workshops, seminars, one on one counseling, custom and entrepreneurial training, a business resource hotline, Starting and Surviving Business seminars, and business management certificates.
UWSP Extension, UW-Stevens Point
2100 Main St., 103 Main Bldg.
Stevens Point, WI -54481
phone: (715) 346-2288
fax: (715) 346-4045