State offers grant money for training young workers
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 wisconsinfastforward.com/prosperity/.