The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) – Office of Skills Development (OSD) will be releasing a Grant Program Announcement (GPA) under Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward <http://lists.wi.gov/t/1259609/2942228/4814/5/> (WFF) initiative for Health Science and Health Care Occupations.
Wisconsin employers and workforce partners are encouraged to start preparing innovative and collaborative customized training grant applications. Grantees may be awarded up to $400,000 to upskill health science and health care industry workers.
Application details follow:
Worker Training Grants for Health Science and Health Care:
Grant Application Open: March 27, 2017
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Award Amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Governor Walker's WFF program was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support from lawmakers in 2013 to address the skills gap through grants to employers for customized skills training to fill current job openings and ongoing skill requirements. DWD has awarded over $18 million in WFF grant contracts to date, supporting nearly 200 worker training projects that are benefitting hundreds of businesses and thousands of trainees across the state. To learn more about WFF-funded worker training projects, please review grant award summaries <http://lists.wi.gov/t/1259609/2942228/6671/6/> .
Please contact OSD <http://lists.wi.gov/t/1259609/2942228/8721/7/> with questions regarding the WFF – Heath Science and Health Care GPAs.