Wisconsin Secretary Gassman Announces Gateway Partnership And Highlights Of Governor’s Investments In Skilled Workforce


Kenosha, WI  (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 diagnostic tools.

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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