Officials announce Fast Forward Grant
MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
Assistant Deputy Secretary David Anderson will visit WITC-Superior's student
atrium at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, to announce the release of a
grant under the Wisconsin Fast Forward; Blueprint for Prosperity initiative.
Governor Walker signed into
law his "Blueprint for Prosperity" initiative in March 2014. The legislation
provides more than $35 million in additional funding to expand the DWD-operated
Wisconsin Fast Forward program. One focus is to provide grants for the Wisconsin
Technical College System to reduce waiting lists for enrollment in programs and
courses in high-demand fields.
With approximately 1,600
employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and
employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers
Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs.