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Budget recommendations to improve Wisconsin's workforce submitted to governor

GOP committee sends its version of budget forward
Posted at 3:21 PM, Oct 12, 2020

MADISON — The Governors Council on Workforce Investment has submitted their budget recommendations to continue improving Wisconsin's employment force and spur economic development..

The CWI advises the governor on, "workforce investments that will help Wisconsin employers find the skilled talent that they need while providing resources, training, and reskilling for workers to access in-demand careers."

The list of budget recommendations as stated in the press release :

  1. Request an annual GPR allocation of $3.14M for the Department of Public Instruction to expand a proven youth talent development system statewide between employers, public agencies, and K12 staff, its students, and families.
  2. Support programs to assist students in paying for materials associated with the apprenticeship program.
  3. Support flexible job training options along with employment-related support to maximize efficient use of resources to meet customers' employment needs.
  4. Direct DWD to coordinate with the Wisconsin Broadband Office to focus resources on improving broadband expansion access in rural and underserved areas of Wisconsin to promote workforce development and effective labor market participation.

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