State offers grant money for training young workers

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CSI Media staff | January 8, 2015

Applications are being sought for up to $3 million in grants for high school pupil worker training grants through the Wisconsin Fast Forward-Blueprint for Prosperity initiative.

Businesses may apply for the grants for employer-driven workforce programs in collaboration with school districts, educational partners and/or technical colleges to train and hire high school students. Examples of such partnerships include work-based learning, apprenticeship preparation and dual credit models.

“Businesses across the state are praising the first round of ... (the) Blueprint for Prosperity high school pupil grant program for developing a young and ready-to-work pipeline of skilled workers who are industry trained and certified,” Reggie Newson, Department of Workforce Development secretary, said in a news release.

More information and application materials are available online at

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