Two bills seeking to spur apprenticeship opportunities through private-public partnerships passed both the State Senate and State Assembly this week. These bills are part of the ongoing efforts by the State Legislature to bolster workforce development and address the skills gap. Senate Bill 336 provides additional funding for the Youth Apprenticeship program, which matches high school students with employers to provide on-the-job training and technical college-level instruction, allowing more students to benefit from this proven program. Senate Bill 335 creates an apprenticeship completion award for those participating in the Wisconsin Apprenticeship program. Those eligible are able to receive an award upon completion of the program equal to 25% of the cost of tuition and fees, up to $1,000.
Please click here for additional information on Senate Bill 335 and here for Senate Bill 336.