By Cynthia Germain
Financial support is available to those wanting to start a business or simply improve the personal bottom line. The Lakeshore Community Action Program has resources that assist Door and Kewaunee residents with exploring career options and increasing earnings potential as well as returning to school to earn a GED or HSED. For those looking to expand their career prospects, the Skills Enhancement Program offers financial help and counsel. Sandi Soik, Manager of the Door County office of the Lakeshore CAP, lists the various supports provided under this program.
For those who missed getting a high school diploma, there is help with two very important options. Residents can get assistance with tuition, books and fees to pass the test for a GED or pursue an HSED. An HSED or High School Equivalency Diploma requires some additional effort but statistics show that a person with an HSED can expect to make an average of $100,000 more in lifetime income than one without a high school diploma. Applicants for either program must be 18.5 years old and demonstrate Wisconsin residency.