The Federal Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Training Program was established at the School of Social Work in 1999. The program offers students free tuition and stipends to complete training in public child welfare work, and requires the students to complete mandatory work payback of either one or two years.
Since 1999, over 200 students have completed or are currently completing work payback in the state of Wisconsin. Together, graduates of the IV-E program have contributed over 1250 years of public child welfare experience to the state, working in the majority of the counties in Wisconsin.
Students who complete the IV-E program are highly employable, with the average graduate finding work in less than a month after graduation, and graduates in the workforce have a lower turnover rate than the national average.