Economic Support Department
Forest County Economic Support department's mission is to provide assistance to tribal community members while respecting individual dignity, self-worth, and cultural considerations.
The department recognizes individual's rights for confidentiality and fair treatment by working collaboratively to establish their goals toward self-sufficiency.
This mission will be achieved by assessing each individual's situation and working with the individual to help the tribal family to obtain a desirable outcome of financial independence. We also do an assessment to review employability/family plans and work closely with the Family Resource Center for workshops and events for other family resources to Indian Child Welfare, Community Health, the FCP Health & Wellness Center or other tribal programs as needed.
The majority of the program guidelines cover the service area indicated in each program. We provided services to tribal members and to community members living on the tribal reservation and also individuals living in Forest County that have Forest County Potawatomi Children.
LIFE SKILLS CLASSES
In partnership with the FCP Family Resource Center and other tribal entities, The classes are held every Wednesday at FCP Family Resource Center on various life skill classes such as home improvement, time management, etc.
DRIVERS LICENSE SERVICES (DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES - DMV)
• Provides direct connection between DMV and individual for obtaining driver's license information and/or status of driver's record, Provides assistance with vehicle registration through DMV,
• Provides tips for visiting Driver Centers - how to speed up process,
• Provides information on online services through DMV, Assists with the coordination of services for individuals in obtaining a driver's license in a timely manner and also set up transportation to DMV
•Winway Resume Deluxe Software, Tools and resume´paper are available by utilizing the computers in resource room to update and develop your résume´
• Interactive fun practice available on computer to increase your hand/eye coordination and speed
• Hands-on training to learn and enhance your computer skills of Microsoft programs, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
• Career exploration guide and opportunities on computer program
• Complete a variety of assessments based on interests, work values, career skills and workplace skills
• Help coordinate your work values into an exciting career
• Check out a variety of technical schools and colleges
• Practice writing great cover letters
• Guided program to set up your portfolio
• Save résume´s, assessments and cover letter in your own personal locker
• To prepare individuals for obtaining their dream job and/or career changes
• Also provides tips to improve and enhance your valuable employability skills
• Improves communication skills and builds self-esteem
Basic Education Classes (GED/HSED) are held in the Museum lower level classroom
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am – 1:30pm
An instructor is available to assist adult students in earning a General Education Development Certificate (GED) or a high school equivalency diploma (HSED) and to brush up on academic skills. If you have any questions, please call John Brueggemann, instructor at (715)-478-4904 or Christie Schmidt, Economic Support at (715)-478-7206