Wisconsin Secretary Gassman Announces Gateway Partnership And Highlights Of
Governor's Investments In Skilled Workforce
(CompNewsNetwork) - Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta
Gassman today announced, as part of Governor Doyle’s Grow Wisconsin – The Next Steps plan,
a $100,000 collaborative effort to train 100 more Gateway Technical College students as the
world’s first auto technicians certified in the use of Snap-on Incorporated, high-end
Secretary Gassman also announced the Horizon Center will soon expand its program to
train students as certified diagnostic diesel technicians. She said the diesel diagnostics
program will have a special focus on alternative fuels, in keeping with the Governor’s goal
of making Wisconsin energy independent. Gateway President Bryan Albrecht announced a new
17,000 square foot addition to the center, saying diesel diagnostic training would begin as
soon as the addition is complete.
In the Grow Wisconsin – The Next Steps plan that he recently announced, the Governor
directed DWD to commit $25,000 in funding to the unique training program at Gateway’s new
Horizon Center for Transportation Technology. During a visit to the center today, Secretary
Gassman said the $25,000 in turn will leverage $75,000 -- $25,000 each from the college,
Kenosha County and Snap-on, a major manufacturer of tools.
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