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Gov. Walker announces $28 million in grants for tech colleges

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker intends to award more than $28 million in grants to the Wisconsin Technical College System to train workers in multiple high demand fields, his office announced Thursday morning.

The Department of Workforce Development will administer the grants as part of its Fast Forward worker training program.

"This substantial investment in the Wisconsin Technical College System will help our top-notch technical colleges build the capacity to train thousands of workers across the state with skills we know are in high demand by employers," said Gov. Walker.

The grants are expected to add capacity to 100 programs at all 16 technical colleges and accommodate up to 4,908 additional students in training programs.  Training programs cover industry sectors such as manufacturing, health care, transportation, construction and architecture, and education.

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