Governor Scott Walker Visit

Wisconsin to Invest $20 Million in Education and Workforce Training

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made a stop at UW-Green Bay on  January 17, 2018 to announce a new economic development initiative to improve educational and training opportunities for the state’s current and future workforce. The Wisconsin Career Creator program will provide $20 million to fund dual enrollment, scholarships for employees learning new skills and job training resources.

The reinvestment in education is welcome news. “The College Head Start program that’s part of the Career Creator program is very similar to the Turbocharge effort launched in Green Bay earlier this year by Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and UW-Green Bay,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller. “We’re thrilled to be a model for what this program can mean for students statewide; it’s a game changer for getting students through college faster and more affordably and into the workforce to meet the state’s growing talent needs.”

While on campus Walker toured the University’s Nursing Lab with Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Gregory Davis, learning about the critical role the University plays in meeting the region’s ongoing need for registered nurses.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication