DWD Awards More Than $1.5 Million in Grants

The next round of Wisconsin Fast Forward grants were announced earlier this month, and 17 applicants will be given more than $1.5 million in worker training grants. 37 different employers from 15 counties will train nearly 2,200 manufacturing workers.

Secretary Reggie Newson of the Department of Workforce Development, who awarded the grants said, “As our states’ improving economy creates new opportunities for workers to support themselves and their families, the Wisconsin Fast Forward program will help individuals develop new skills that lead to new jobs or higher pay.”

The Wisconsin Fast Forward program was created through legislation passed in 2013, and has appropriated $15 million in grants for worker training and other workforce development.

To see a full list of businesses that received grants, and to find out when the next round of grants are available, check out the Wisconsin Fast Forward website. 

This post was submitted by Hamilton Consulting Intern, Rebecca Ballweg.