DWD announces over $227K in combined Technical Education Equipment Grants to schools 

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today announced awards totaling $227,520 in Technical Education Equipment Grants to seven school districts.

Grants funded through the Wisconsin Fast Forward Program will help school districts expand advanced manufacturing education programs. As a result, 1,033 students will connect to high-wage, high-demand, and high-skill careers.

High school students will train in advanced manufacturing fields to prepare for stable careers while they obtain dual enrollment credits, industry-endorsed certificates, and technical endorsements on high school diplomas. Advanced manufacturing uses innovative technology to improve products and processes.

Schools will use these technical education equipment grants to install new equipment such as computer numerical control (CNC) machines, robotic welders, fiber laser cutting machines, and more.

The seven recipients of the $227,520 in Technical Education Equipment Grants awards include:

  • Peshtigo School District in Marinette County for $40,575;
  • Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union High School District in Walworth County for $47,877;
  • Williams Bay School District in Walworth County for $15,895;
  • St. Francis School District in Milwaukee County for $50,000;
  • Muskego-Norway School District in Waukesha County for $49,839;
  • Edgerton School District in Rock County for $10,000; and
  • Tomah School District in Monroe County for $13,334.