Wisconsin Senior Employment Program (WISE)

Darice Hannon, WISE Program Coordinator
Office (920) 469-8858, Cell (608) 220-1011
Serving Brown, Manitowoc, Outagamie, and Waukesha Counties

Paul Koenig, WISE Program Coordinator
Office (608) 242-4897, Cell (608) 228-8093
Serving Columbia, Dane, Forest, and Green Lake Counties

An older person may need to get a job, but it is often difficult for older adults to enter the workforce. Changing technology often requires older people to get training to be marketable.

People 55 and older can learn new skills through the Wisconsin Senior Employment Program (WISE), which helps by placing them in training positions. Workers receive minimum wage and income limits apply. The goal is to help participants gain regular, unsubsidized employment.

The program serves a wide variety of people from all walks of life. Training is provided by non-profit or governmental host agencies that supervise the progress and abilities of each participant.

If your county is not listed above, review the list of state WISE Program Coordinators.

WISE Program Brochure