Partner on Workforce Grant

July 17th, 2012:

The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., announced today that five Wisconsin technical colleges will share $3.8 million as recipients of its Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grants. These colleges will use the grants to provide the specific training necessary to help fill available jobs at partner businesses with advanced manufacturing needs. Through real-world training, students will earn a meaningful degree, diploma, or certificate, leading to job placement in family-sustaining occupations.


Amerequip Corporation, Brenner Tank LLC, John Crane Orion, and Mid-States Aluminum Corporation partnered with Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) to receive funding through this grant opportunity.  Grant funds of $705,647 received by MPTC will establish Manufacturing Skills Academies for both machine operation and welding training in a 15-week bootcamp format, training 15 students in each cohort. This training will result in either an Entry Level Welding Certificate or Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator Certificate, with options for the student to connect to additional diplomas and certificates.

Please see full press release here.