Milwaukee to get $8M grant to train residents for tech jobs

 Associated Press

June 28, 2016

MILWAUKEE The city of Milwaukee will receive an $8 million federal grant to help train its residents in technology jobs.

WISN-TV ( ) reports that Mayor Tom Barrett announced the award from the Department of Labor on Monday.

The money will go toward nonprofit organizations Employ Milwaukee and UMOS to support information technology training at the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's new TechForce Center.

The center serves those between the ages of 17 and 29 with a high school degree or equivalent break employment barriers.