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Walker signs $35.4M bill to help technical education

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Western Technical College is getting a boost from a worker training bill signed by Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisconsin, Monday morning.

The governor visited Western on the heels of signing the $35.4 million legislation that will be used to help eliminate waiting lists for technical colleges, especially in highly demanded majors like advanced manufacturing, information technology and healthcare.

"Often times when we look at the unemployment rolls, or if we look at people not only looking for a job but maybe looking for a better job, sometimes the skill sets that that those individuals have don't match the opening of the jobs we have available today," Walker said.

The bill would also fund collaborative projects among the high schools and technical colleges, and ensure employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

"We can be competitive," Walker said. "Many of the jobs that once, 15 (to) 20 years ago, were being sent to places like China, India (and) Mexico, are coming back here to the United States. Specifically here in Wisconsin."

The governor's visit to La Crosse Monday is just one stop on his tour of technical colleges across the state.
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