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CVTC Receives Portion of $5.7 Million Grant in Partnership with WTCS Colleges

Monday, April 15, 2024

CVTC Receives Portion of $5.7 Million Grant in Partnership with WTCS Colleges

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Chippewa Valley Technical College, in collaboration with eight other colleges from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), is set to receive a portion of a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This substantial award, part of the department's Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants, will span four years and aims to enhance advanced manufacturing education across the state.

The grant will primarily fund the integration of embedded, short-term credentials within advanced manufacturing programs and the development of corresponding Open Education Resources, marking a significant step forward in preparing students for the rapidly evolving manufacturing sector. By fostering closer ties between education and industry requirements, CVTC and its consortium partners are set to lead the way in developing a skilled workforce that meets the current and future needs of advanced manufacturing.

The WTCS consortium partners are committed to leveraging this grant to make a lasting impact on advanced manufacturing education and workforce development in Wisconsin. 

This round of the Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants provides $65 million to 16 colleges in 14 states to expand their capacity to provide training to meet the skill development needs of employers and help students obtain good jobs. These colleges will work in multiple sectors, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare, IT, and infrastructure-related sectors like construction, transportation, broadband expansion, and renewable energy. 

This project is 100% funded with a Strengthening Community Colleges Round 4 $5.7 million training grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. For more information about the Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants program, visit

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