Job Training Category Archive

  • Providing a Leg Up

    TIM: I started a welding and fabrication apprenticeship right after high school. JEREMY: I started from the bottom and worked my way up with an apprenticeship from a technical college. TIM: Training...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/15/2018
  • Walker Unveils $20M Technology Job Training Initiative

    Gov. Scott Walker announced the initiative Wednesday at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Funding for the idea was part of legislation lawmakers approved last year to have Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group build an...

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 01/17/2018
  • Scott Walker’s K-12 Budget Drops Hours of Instruction Mandate

    A proposal in Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget appears to make Wisconsin the only state with no law aimed at guaranteeing students a minimum number of hours and days of instruction. Walker’s...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/03/2017
  • 41,000 Booted Off Wisconsin FoodShare, 12,000 Find Jobs in First Year of Work Requirement

    Taxpayers have spent $60 million on new work requirements that have kicked three times as many Wisconsinites off of food benefits than those who found jobs. One year after the state began...

    WITI-TV, 04/20/2016
  • Changes to Tenure, Budget and Regents Show Extent of Scott Walker’s Impact On UW

    Walker declined a request for an interview to discuss his vision for higher education in Wisconsin. Spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he has sought to “make college more affordable while helping students get...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/27/2016
  • Walker Blames Lack Of Trained Workers For Flagging Job Growth

    Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin continues to rank relatively low in job creation because not enough people are ready to join the workforce. New data from the U.S Labor Department shows Wisconsin...

    WPR, 12/18/2015
  • Governor: Anyone Who Wants a Job in Wisconsin Should Be Able to Find one

    “Everybody who wants a job should be able to find a job,” Walker said. “A simple phrase but not always the most simple to implement.” Walker was upbeat about the possibility of...

    Sawyer County Record, 12/11/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Jobs & The Economy

    Scott Walker’s signature promise was to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin in his first term. He fell nearly 50% short of that goal.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015