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West CAP and Northwest Wisconsin CEP seek tutors to meet with adults who want to improve their literacy skills.

Lack of literacy interferes with everyday activities such as writing a note to a teacher, reading to a child, checking a grocery store receipt. It may even prevent an individual from getting a job with a wage sufficient to support to their family. The best way adults can improve their employment options is through education. Free adult literacy classes are available through West CAP and Northwest Wisconsin CEP.

Individuals interested in tutoring will receive training to deliver student-centered education, which is provided free of charge. Tutors are matched with learners and meet regularly in mutually agreed upon public locations such as a library, job center or coffee shop. In addition to reading, writing, math and computer skills, tutors can also help navigate online job applications, set up a budget, attain the GED or HSED, prepare to enter college, create a resume, write letters and more. They may also help English language learners with reading, writing and conversation skills.

Tutors are needed in the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Douglas, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix and Washburn.

Individuals interested in tutoring in Pierce, Polk or St. Croix counties should contact Stephanie Stark, adult education programs coordinator at West CAP, at 715.410.4735 or email

Individuals interested in tutoring in Ashland, Barron, Douglas, Rusk, Sawyer or Washburn counties should contact Laura Sullivan, regional manager at Northwest Wisconsin CEP, at 715.392.6127 or email

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WITC will become Northwood Technical College in August 2021. A nationally top-ranked college and a designated 2020-21 Military Friendly® School, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 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: Jun 18, 2021 1:01 pm CDT

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