Enhancing Wisconsin’s Workforce with the Wisconsin Career Creator Plan

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Enhancing Wisconsin’s Workforce with the Wisconsin Career Creator Plan

E Update - Career Creator

This week, we unveiled an additional strategy to support and enhance Wisconsin’s workforce by expanding existing initiatives and moving forward with brand new approaches to meeting our workforce needs.

We want to reward hardworking, conscientious students when they go above and beyond their regular coursework. That’s why we’re providing an additional $5 million in grants and scholarships for high schoolers participating in dual-enrollment programs at qualifying colleges. Students earn credits towards a four-year degree while challenging themselves and saving time and money.

We’re also investing $7 million in scholarships to help enhance Wisconsin’s workforce so people can earn new skills and education credentials. These more highly-skilled workers will have better opportunities to advance in their careers and increased access to high-demand jobs as a result.

The Wisconsin Technical College System will receive $2 million in support to help maximize Wisconsin’s workforce participation by recruiting, retaining, and successfully credentialing some of the hardest-to-serve populations.

We’re also providing $6 million for the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to pursue exciting new workforce development programs, including creating all-new “Sector Centers” in Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare to address the recruitment and training needs of employers in those sectors; expanding Wisconsin’s successful Youth Apprenticeship Program to middle school students; and utilizing mobile job centers to allow access to job search and training resources wherever they are most needed.

We’re excited to enact these reforms and keep improving the well-trained, dependable workforce Wisconsin is known for.

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Supporting Wisconsin’s Rural Schools

E Update - Sparsity Aid

It’s a moral imperative that every child, regardless of where they live, has access to a great education. Here in Wisconsin, realizing that vision is one of our key priorities.

That’s why we now invest more actual dollars into our schools than ever before. This year, we supplied an additional $200 for every student in every schools in the state, and next school year we’ll be adding another $204 on top of that.

That’s great news for Wisconsin’s schools, students, and families, but there’s more work to be done. We’re also dedicated to helping our rural school districts overcome the unique obstacles they face.

To support rural schools, we provided new funding for high transportation costs, for school mental health services, and for new technology upgrades and expanded broadband access.

Now, we’re renewing our call to add an additional $100 per student in Sparsity Aid for small, rural schools. I want to thank State Representative John Nygren and Senator Howard Marklein for their help in putting this plan together, along with State Representative Jeff Mursau for his leadership on this pressing issue. The plan also allows low revenue spending districts to get in line with other school districts across the state.

Our reforms are bolstering every school in Wisconsin, and we’ll continue working to ensure all Wisconsin’s students have access to a great education and the potential to excel. It’s one more way we’re moving Wisconsin forward.

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

E Update - MLK Day

This past Monday, Wisconsinites and Americans celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring Dr. King’s incredible life and his resounding legacy.

We would do well to remember his wisdom that there is far more that unites us than divides us, and to follow his example in working with dedication for a better tomorrow despite adversities along the way.

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We enjoy sharing all the great news about our state with you. It is an honor to serve as your Governor and represent the people of Wisconsin.


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