Walker Announces $28M In Grants For Wisconsin Technical College System

Money To Be Used On Job Training Programs As Part of Walker's 'Blueprint For Prosperity'

Gov. Scott Walker during a recent visit to Gateway Technical College in Racine. Photo: Gateway Technical College (CC-BY-NC-ND).

Gov. Scott Walker says that more than $28 million in grants will be awarded to the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Walker said the grants, to be administered by the Department of Workforce Development, are intended to expand job training programs. Walker also said about 5,000 students at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and other schools will get assistance to work in high-demand jobs.

“MATC just over here, as well as other technical colleges in the state, will be able to buy down the waitlist for any of the key areas we need,” said Walker. “There’s people thinking about advanced manufacturing, IT — but healthcare is a big part of it.”

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Walker made his announcement on Thursday at a company that is expanding its senior living facilities and adding as many as 200 jobs at its headquarters in West Allis.

Walker also toured the state on Friday promoting the grants.