The program, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker earlier this year, includes $15 million during the 2013-15 biennium for employer-led worker training programs.
Training funds are made available through grant program announcements reflecting an analysis of workforce needs from labor market data, input from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the Wisconsin Technical College System, and documented skill needs shared with the Office of Skills Development by companies around Wisconsin.
Businesses, in concert with local workforce and economic development organizations and training providers, can apply for grants to fill a skill need not currently met by an existing program.
Awards will be announced early in 2014.