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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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ICYMI: Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Program Gets Results

95 percent of WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy graduate, 83 percent employed

Waukesha – Officials with Waukesha County Technical College's (WCTC) Dual Enrollment Academy reported that 95 percent of this year's trainees graduated from the program, and 83 percent of the graduates gained employment upon graduation.

The Academy is funded through a school-to-work grant awarded through Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) - Blueprint for Prosperity initiative. The program allows high school students to earn technical college-level training while they develop in-demand skills to enter the workforce. Participating students received technical college credits along with valuable worksite experience.

During the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 2, WCTC cited metrics covering this year's group of 40 students who graduated. Highlights include:

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) awarded three southeast Wisconsin businesses WFF grants to expand training opportunities for high school students through the WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy:

For more information: http://wisconsinfastforward.com/prosperity/

Student testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Cp1dmW1vw

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