ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) -

A business forum in Onalaska Tuesday is showing differences between a local politician and her challenger.

Wisconsin Senator Jennifer Shilling and her challenger Dan Kapanke faced off in another business forum. The candidate for the 32nd Wisconsin Senate District says providing the education employees need for Wisconsin jobs is what the state should continue focusing on.

"The state of Wisconsin has put millions of dollars into retraining workers because of job loss in various sectors of the economy and they needed to be retrained and back into the workforce and that's what this state has been doing over the last few years and that's what we need to do,” said Kapanke.

Senator Shilling agrees education is the foundation for the Wisconsin workforce, but she emphasized providing potential entrepreneurs with the resources they need.

"We need to make sure that we are helping entrepreneurs who have an idea and want to launch a startup company, that they've got access to venture capital and support and tools that they need for those who are taking risks,” said Senator Shilling.

In-person Absentee Voting begins October 17th in Wisconsin. Available hours will vary by each town.