Milwaukee receives federal $8 million grant for workforce training

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With summer upon us, youth employment in Milwaukee has become of concern. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced an initiative to train Milwaukeeanns in tech jobs.

From Fox 6 News:

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday afternoon, June 27th announced $8 million in workforce funding from the Department of Labor to train Milwaukeeans in tech jobs, which are critical to the economic stability of urban communities and the economic competitiveness of all industries, particularly for professional business and financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. This, according to a statement from the Mayor’s Office.

Mayor Barrett made the announcement Monday in front of the Milwaukee TechForce Training Center.

According to the Mayor’s Office, the funding awarded to Employ Milwaukee and UMOS will support IT Training at HACM’s TechForce Center in conjunction with MATC serving young adults ages 17-29 with a high school degree or equivalent and barriers to employment.

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