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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, 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

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
On the Web: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/news/
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On Twitter: @WIWorkforce

Wisconsin DWD Announces Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Awards

Six awards made to support workforce training programs across multiple industries

MADISON – Today, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced six contracted grant projects that were awarded through Governor Walker's flagship Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) worker training grant program. Those projects will serve eight Wisconsin businesses and train over 400 workers. In total, DWD awarded over $1.3 million in funds.

"With Wisconsin's booming economy providing more opportunities to Wisconsin workers than ever before, the WFF program allows new and incumbent workers to skill-up and skill-in to rewarding careers," DWD Secretary Ray Allen said. "The innovative worker training programs funded through this award will not only benefit the workers involved but will help the involved employers grow their own pipeline of skilled talent, allowing them to remain competitive for years to come."

Grant funding was provided for the following projects:

For more information on the Wisconsin Fast Forward program visit http://wisconsinfastforward.com/