Wis. workforce development boards receive $20 million to boost employment access
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Eleven regions in Wisconsin will receive $20 million in grants to increase access to employment opportunities across the state, Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Workforce Development announced Monday.

The Worker Advancement Initiative will help over 2,300 residents whose previous job has not come back since the pandemic started and those who were not attached to or successful in the labor market before the pandemic, Evers explained. These Wisconsinites will be offered subsidized employment and skills trainings with local employers....


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Ken Notes: We need to focus on school to work transition, apprenticeships, skills training, and mental health. The jobs are easy enough to find and employers are looking, we just do a very poor job of creating employee with the right skill sets to fill them. The governors comments seemed on point, but the actual programs often miss the mark. I know this will not be popular by why not tie some of the funding to measurable outcomes...



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