Partnerships & Grants
Through strategic industry partnerships, the Business & Industry team at CVTC works hard to bring you the specialized training that you need to help your business succeed. Led by our top industry trainers, our partnership programs are designed to bring area businesses together to share ideas and learn from each other. One of the ways we partner with businesses is by working together to secure funding for training via grants.
State of Wisconsin Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) Grant
In the spring of each year, CVTC accepts applications for WAT grants. The purpose of these grants is to promote increased investment in the development of incumbent workers, improve Wisconsin business productivity and competitiveness, and augment the state’s economic base by expanding technical college training services to business and industry. Grants will be awarded to upgrade the skills and productivity of employees of established, for-profit businesses operating in Wisconsin, with the broader objective of supporting regional workforce and economic development efforts. The training can include any combination of academic, occupational, and employability topics or courses.
Potential training topics include:
- Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS)
- Critical Core Supervisory Skills (CCSS)
- Automated Manufacturing & Fabrication (AMF)
- Critical Core Employee Skills (similar to CCMS, but for ANY industry)
- Leadership/Supervisory Management
- Business Technology & Computer Software Applications
- Occupational Safety Training
- Quality-Related Skills
Ready to Apply?
Employers interested in this opportunity should complete and submit the Request for Consideration Online Application. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 13, 2015. Submission of a Request for Consideration does not constitute acceptance or approval for grant funds. The grant application will be based on the training topic areas and include, but are not limited to, the current WAT grant consortium projects. Please feel free to identify any training needs that would benefit your business or organization.
NOTE: The online Request for Consideration requires in-depth information and ample time should given to complete. The form is saved automatically and your browser can be closed and re-opened on the same computer to continue your work at any time before you hit the final submit button.