Governor signs training bill at Blackhawk Technical College
Governor Scott Walker uses a Blackhawk Technical College industrial education lab as a backdrop for signing a state-wide training grant bill. The governor says the $35 million for the Wisconsin Fast Forward program, will help buy down waiting lists at tech schools, help create dual enrollment programs with high schools, and enhance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Walker made mention of the bipartisan support behind the workforce training grants being provide to technical colleges, school districts, and businesses. The bill passed through the Assembly Workforce Development Committee Chaired by Republican Amy Loudenbeck of Clinton. Democrat Deb Kolste of Janesville says she was also happy to support the bill. The visit was the first among many across the state to call attention to the program.