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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) – Office of Skills Development (OSD) recently released a Manufacturing Grant Program Announcement (GPA) under Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) initiative. Wisconsin employers and workforce partners are encouraged to submit innovative and collaborative customized training grant applications for up to $400,000 to upskill manufacturing industry workers.

Governor Walker's WFF program was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support from lawmakers in 2013 to address the skills gap through grants to employers for customized skills training to fill current job openings and ongoing skill requirements. DWD has awarded over $18 million in WFF grants to date, supporting nearly 200 worker training projects that are benefitting hundreds of businesses and thousands of trainees across the state. To learn more about WFF-funded worker training projects, please review grant award summaries.

Visit the WFF website to access the now available Manufacturing GPA. Grant application details follow:
Deadline to Apply: December 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Award Amount: $5,000 to $400,000

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