U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities Across Wisconsin

“Apprenticeship initiatives are one of the most effective vehicles for responding to the workforce readiness needs of business and industry,” said Senator Baldwin.

By - Oct 21st, 2016 08:14 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards’ (DWD/BAS) to expand apprenticeship opportunities across Wisconsin. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin sent a letter of support for DWD/BAS’ grant application.

“Apprenticeship initiatives are one of the most effective vehicles for responding to the workforce readiness needs of business and industry,” said Senator Baldwin. “This funding will help us invest in Wisconsin’s workforce to help us raise incomes and strengthen the middle class.”

DWD/BAS aims to use the funding to create more apprenticeship opportunities for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, youth and those transitioning from incarceration.

A copy of the letter of support Senator Baldwin sent is available here.

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2 thoughts on “U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities Across Wisconsin”

  1. myfivecents says:

    Why don’t we ever see Ron Johnson making these types of announcements? Is it because he doesn’t care about the middle class or lower or what? He never seems to be involved with anything like this.

  2. WashCoRepub says:

    Senator Johnson works very hard on issues such as matching people with employment opportunities. Possible you haven’t heard about this program he’s very proud of that’s making a huge difference in people’s lives:

    Ron Johnson-backed ‘Joseph Project’ employment program to start new Madison class
    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/election-matters/ron-johnson-backed-joseph-project-employment-program-to-start-new/article_82f7fe5d-d962-5a75-b706-4050a0c73177.html

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