Governor Walker signed into law Special Session AB 2 as part of his "Blueprint for Prosperity" initiative in March 2014. The legislation provides more than $35 million in additional funding to expand the DWD-operated Wisconsin Fast Forward program.
Highlights of the bill include:
- Grants to support projects that bring together school districts, technical colleges and businesses to provide high school pupils with industry-recognized certifications in high-demand fields.
- Grants to enhance employment opportunities by providing employer driven training for persons with disabilities.
- Grants for the Wisconsin Technical College System to reduce waiting lists for enrollment in programs and courses in high-demand fields.