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Gov. Walker signs bill giving $35M towards worker training

JANESVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin will spend an extra $35 million to help people train for high demand jobs.

Governor Scott Walker approved the new funding Monday, in a bill signing ceremony at Blackhawk Technical College near Janesville.

Both houses of the Legislature recently approved the job training funds, which come from an expected billion-dollar surplus in the current state budget.

The funds are designed to help Blackhawk and other tech schools reduce their waiting lists for job training in fields with high demand. It also provides more training for high school students, plus new efforts to help Wisconsinites with disabilities find work.

The measure attracted strong support from lawmakers of both parties.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)