Governor Walker announces $1.2 Million grant for Chippewa Valley Technical College

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- One day after Governor Scott Walker announced a $28 million grant for the Wisconsin Technical College System, the governor stopped by Eau Claire to explain how the money will help students here.

Walker was at the Chippewa Valley Technical College campus Friday afternoon where he announced CVTC will get $1.2 million of the grant money. The grants will focus on training students in multiple high demand fields.

"In this case, we're giving them more than $1.2 million, in return, they're showing us 196 people who will be students who get the education they need to have a great career, and they break it down by specific category and I think that's the kind of performance people expect," said Gov. Walker.

Walker says the awards are part of his "Blueprint for Prosperity" initiative to train more than 4,900 workers for jobs employers need to fill.

Walker says the grant funds can be used for expenses such as course development, instructor wages and to purchase materials. He says individual grant awards will be announced at each technical college over the next two weeks.

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