When it comes to bridging the skills gap in manufacturing, the State of Wisconsin is putting its money where its mouth is.
According to a press release from Gov. Scott Walker’s office, the state has awarded $3.9 million in Youth Apprenticeship grants to Wisconsin organizations to help thousands of high school juniors and seniors get instruction and on-the-job training in manufacturing and other areas.
“Wisconsin’s nationally-recognized Youth Apprenticeship program helps employers across the state address the skills gap and remains a key talent development strategy,” said Governor Walker in a press release. “Increased grant funding for the upcoming school year ensures more Wisconsin high school students will become youth apprentices and graduate with the high-demand job skills and industry certification required by our businesses.”
Besides manufacturing, participating students can choose to receive training and education in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Art, Audio/Visual Technology and Communications; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics; and Marketing.
Read the full press release