Western to help expand local employees skillsets thanks to state grant

Western one of 16 colleges

Western to help expand local...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A La Crosse college will be able to further train workers at local companies thanks to a state grant.

Western Technical College is one of 16 technical colleges in Wisconsin to receive the Workforce Advancement Training grant. The grant will be used to expand on the skills of workers at 11 companies in the 7 Rivers Region partnered with the college.

Western was granted $325,000 out of the total $4 million being distributed.

Employees will receive training in leadership, maintenance, project management and computer engineering.

"It's enabled us to do things such as reuce our scrap, improve our efficiency, just get better at what we're doing,” said Advanced Fiber Products Plant Manager Duane Dailey.

These grants are awarded annually.

Businesses interested in partnering with Western in the future can find apply at Western Technical College’s website.

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