As part of a $4.55 million investment in worker training, Governor Doyle allocated an additional $3 million for industry partnership grants for convening and training initiatives throughout the state. The money comes through federal Workforce Investment Act funding. The Department of Workforce Development will work with industry associations, businesses, technical colleges, unions and workforce development boards to facilitate the identification and development of training to meet the changing needs of the state's industries and workforce.
The funding builds on $5.89 million in Workforce Investment grants Governor Doyle announced last year that included nearly $3 million for Industry Partnership grants to focus on regional workforce needs of high-growth, high-need industry sector employers. That money was used to award grants for convening Industry Partnerships in energy, advanced manufacturing, bio-composites, construction and health care sectors as well as grants to provide training through established industry partnerships in health care, green and advanced manufacturing.
July 8, 2010