Look at Him Now! A TrANS Graduate Update

We’ve talked about TrANS graduate Dan before. When he came to TrANS, he had just finished up a ten-year prison sentence and was making only $9/hour doing factory work. He wanted more. Through TrANS, Dan learned the ins and outs of the industry and gained the confidence to showcase his drive and talents to employers. Since graduating, Read More

Transportation Alliance for New Solutions (TrANS)

Six Weeks to a Construction Career TrANS trains minorities, females, and other people for exciting jobs in construction. A free 180-hour training course will prepare you for the industry as you learn about: Construction safety First aid and CPR Blueprint reading Physical fitness CDL exam preparation Flagging Apprenticeship exam preparation The Construction Industry Needs You Read More

The Future in Raphael’s Hands

“Your future is an open door,” says Raphael. “You just need to walk through. Figure out what you want to do, do it, and learn everything you can about that. Do your best, learn as much as you can, and you’ll have a good career. One you can be proud of.” Before joining TrANS, Raphael Read More

Angel’s Success

A man was walking in the woods when he fell into a deep, dark hole. He shouted until a friend came by. Instead of tossing him a rope, though, the friend jumped in after him. “What did you do that for?” he demanded. “Now we’re both stuck down here!” “Yes,” said the friend, “but I’ve Read More

Going Beyond Survival

Ebonie moved to Wisconsin a few years ago, after her children’s father was shot and killed, looking for a safe place to raise her family. Penniless and alone, all she had was the dream of becoming stable again. She came to Wisconsin Works for help. Fast forward to today, though, and you’ll see Ebonie coming Read More

Corisa’s Firsthand Experience

Corisa looked around. Her instructor had just asked the class to break into groups. She found a small group and started talking. That’s when she discovered three things: she was good with people, she liked collaborating, and she could help. It’s also why we know she’s going to be great in her new position with Read More

Open Eyes, Bright Future

When Gregory enrolled in TrANS, he soon found himself juggling classes, homework, and his second shift job—it was hard for him to even find time to sleep. Taking a risk, Gregory decided to quit his job and focus full-time on TrANS and learning everything he could about construction. Now the only regret he has is Read More

Kathleen: Part of American History

For Kathleen, TrANS opened up more than a career path. It opened the doors to becoming part of American history. “I always had a fascination with construction,” she insists, “but with no experience or family or friends in the industry, I didn’t know how to break in.” She earned her CDL to see if she Read More

Isaiah’s Success

After a lifetime in Africa, Isaiah immigrated to in Wisconsin in the dead of winter. He spent three months trying to get off the ground, but adjusting to a completely new country had challenges he never anticipated. He started looking for resources and found FSC. Six months later, and he’s ready to call Wisconsin his Read More

Lifting Weights with W-2

When you go to AutoZone, be sure to say hi to their new Sales Associate, Rashon! He’s the guy with the friendliest smile you’ll ever see and four great kids he may tell you about while he’s helping you find your supplies. A few months ago, though, he wasn’t sure how he’d manage a full-time Read More


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