Wisconsin technical colleges win three-year, $20 million federal grant

Freeman Staff

Oct. 1, 2014

MADISON - Wisconsinís health care employers and workers will benefit from a $20 million investment by the U.S. Department of Labor, which announced Monday a grant to Wisconsinís technical colleges to address emerging needs in the health care sector, according to a press release.

The grant comes under the fourth installment of a multiyear, nearly $2.0 billion federal community college initiative designed to increase credential attainment in high-priority economic sectors, the release said. In previous rounds, Wisconsinís technical colleges won grants to expand innovative programs that produce high-skilled workers in information technology - $23.1 million in 2013 - and manufacturing - $18.3 million in 2012.

This round also includes a $5 million, three-year grant to the Wisconsin Technical College System to oversee technical assistance, professional development and shared learning that advances career pathways across sectors and regions in Wisconsin, according to the release.