MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Senate is scheduled to take up one of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposals that would bolster funding for workforce training while also creating a new database to better match job seekers with spots available. The proposal up for debate Tuesday easily cleared the Assembly on a bipartisan 94-4 vote last week. The measure would make $15 million available for job training grants over the next two years. Public and private organizations that provide matching funds would be eligible for grants, which could be used to train both new and current employees. The state Department of Workforce Development would oversee the grants and also create the new database to help fill jobs in high-demand areas.
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