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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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DWD Awards MySkills Grant To Six Organizations

MySkills grant to provide career exploration paths to Wisconsin youth

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has awarded a MySkills Career Exploration Grant to six organizations across Wisconsin that will serve nearly 600 children.

A total $150,000 was awarded to six organizations that will serve nearly 600 youth across Wisconsin between 6th and 10th grades as part of the MySkills Career Exploration Grant piloted this summer. In addition to career exploration, students will learn about tools and resources to further develop their career skills and connect their experience to programs such as Youth Apprenticeship.

"Empowering Wisconsin's youth to explore careers as early as 6th grade gives them the opportunity to examine viable career paths and train up skills while working with some of the state's longest standing and most innovative companies," said DWD Secretary Ray Allen. "We're proud to forge this path for youth and provide a plan for Wisconsin's future workforce."

The grant program is part of Governor Scott Walker's Wisconsin Career Creator, a statewide $20 million investment initiative to support workforce development and improve worker training and education opportunities for Wisconsinites.

Organizations that received MySkills grants are:

For more information, please visit http://dwd.wisconsin.gov.