Madison College gets grant for teachers

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has awarded a Wisconsin Fast Forward Dual Enrollment Grant to Madison Area Technical College in the amount of nearly $197,000. Dual enrollment training provides tech college training to high school teachers.

DWD awarded a total of $3.6 million to 14 technical colleges that will serve 209 school districts and more than 1,000 high school teachers around the state. At least 157 teachers will benefit locally by working toward certification.

According to a release, the teachers will be trained in their relevant tech-based subject areas to achieve the same level of certification as instructors teaching the same courses at their local technical colleges.