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Tony Evers, Governor
Caleb Frostman, Secretary

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DWD Announces Recipients of the Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment Grant

Grants will provide equipment to help support Career and Technical Education programs in Wisconsin school districts

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has awarded 16 Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment grants to Wisconsin school districts to fund the acquisition of technical education equipment to prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing.

DWD awarded a total of $500,000, which will ultimately impact 57 school districts and at least 3,850 students across Wisconsin.

The grants are intended to address Wisconsin's skilled worker shortage by increasing the number of high school students trained in advanced manufacturing fields, to accelerate student entry into the workforce and to prepare students for stable careers and success in a modern, global and competitive economy.

"At DWD, we strongly believe in a sound workforce investment strategy that includes advocating for careers in manufacturing, one of Wisconsin's strongest economic sectors," said DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman. "The equipment purchased from these grants, and students' interaction with it, will encourage consideration of and planning for careers in manufacturing."

Grants will reimburse school districts for the purchase and installation of equipment for vocational training and technical education in advanced manufacturing, including costs for equipment operational software, instructional materials and minor facility modifications to accommodate the equipment.

Grants were awarded to the following schools:

Waupaca High School – DWD issued a grant of $19,871.77.

Luxemburg-Casco School District – DWD issued a grant of $50,000.

Stevens Point Area Public School District – DWD issued a grant of $45,500.

Waterford Union High School – DWD issued a grant of $50,000.

Holmen School District – DWD issued a grant of $36,345.16.

Wisconsin Heights School District – DWD issued a grant of $43,326.

Kickapoo Area School District – DWD issued a grant of $25,000.

Coleman High School – DWD issued a grant of $30,400.

Brown Deer School District – DWD issued a grant of $19,200.50.

Delavan-Darien School District – DWD issued a grant of $15,644.56.

Antigo Unified School District – DWD issued a grant of $35,150.

Kenosha Unified School District – DWD issued a grant of $33,000.

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School – DWD issued a grant of $18,343.66.

Northern Ozaukee School District – DWD issued a grant of $31,365.

Stockbridge School District – DWD issued a grant of $7,500.

Belmont School District – DWD issued a grant of $39,353.35.