The best way adults can improve their employment options is through education. Northwest Wisconsin CEP and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College partnered to offer free adult education and literacy classes throughout Northwest Wisconsin. Classes will help individuals improve their abilities in reading, writing, math, computer skills and more.

Lack of literacy interferes with everyday activities such as writing a note to a teacher, reading to a child, checking a receipt from a grocery store and may even prevent an individual from getting a job with a wage sufficient enough to provide support to their family.

If you or someone you know would benefit from obtaining literacy skills, please contact Northwest Wisconsin CEP to be matched with a tutor. Tutors can provide one-on-one support in a variety of areas and are available to meet in a mutually agreed upon public location such as a library, job center or coffee shop. In addition to reading, writing, math and computer skills, tutors can also help to navigate online job applications, set up a budget, attain the GED or HSED, prepare to enter college, create resume, write letters and more.

“When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment and ultimately change their lives,” as stated by, an organization that addresses adult literacy.

Classes are located in Ashland, Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Solon Springs, Spooner and Superior.

Individuals who are ready to upgrade their skills to get a better paying job should contact Connie Constantine at 715.392.6762, email, or text 715.600.3571.

WITC is grateful to all its community partnerships. Your support of the WITC Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit

A nationally top-ranked college and a designated 2019 Military Friendly® School, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 18,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, call 800.243.WITC or visit WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.

Last Update: Feb 21, 2020 7:47 am CST

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