Governor Scott Walker announced the intent to award more than $600,000 in worker training grants to help more than 200 persons with disabilities develop demand-driven skills to reach their employment goals. The grants are supported through Governor Walker’s $35.4 million Wisconsin Fast Forward — Blueprint for Prosperity initiative, which invests in worker training to move Wisconsin’s working families along a path toward greater prosperity and independence. Governor Walker made the announcements at the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care in Milwaukee and at the Opportunity Development Center in Marshfield on Nov. 13, 2014.
The Department of Workforce Development’s Office of Skills Development is administering the grant program.
2014 Wisconsin Fast Forward- Blueprint for Prosperity Training Workers with Disabilities Awards
• $97,272 – Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Vilas County
• $99,125 – Milwaukee Center for Independence, Inc., Milwaukee County
• $35,508 – Grand Geneva, LLC, Walworth County
• $53,087 – Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. (Marriott), Milwaukee County
• $57,435 – Opportunity Development Centers, Inc., Wood County
• $30,460 – St. Ann Center For Intergenerational Care, Inc., Milwaukee County
• $35,188 – DSB Transportation Services, Dane County
• $51,474 – Vernon County
• $100,000 – Top Promotions, Inc., Dane County
• $43,000 – Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin, Inc. (Marriott), Milwaukee County
• $19,791 – North Central Wood Products, Inc., Buffalo County
For a summary of each grant award or more information on Wisconsin Fast Forward visit: http://wisconsinfastforward.com/prosperity/.