NWTC works together with businesses and organizations operating in Northeast Wisconsin to secure funding for training via grants. Training grants are available for small and large businesses and are designed to develop the skills of new or existing employees.
Our Corporate Training and Economic Development (CTED) Department will assist you in creating a comprehensive training plan with your organization’s needs in mind.
Training grants are focused on improving occupational skills. In addition to specific job-related skills such as welding, maintenance, CNC machining, and customer relations, funding can cover general topics.
Types of Training Grants
Workforce Advancement Training Grant (WAT Grant)
The Wisconsin Technical College System awards grant funding to Wisconsin businesses each year. These grants aim to promote the development of incumbent workers, improve businesses’ productivity and competitiveness, augment the state’s economic base, support career pathways, and expand technical college training.
The WFF program awards funds to businesses from all Wisconsin industry sectors that reimburse the costs of customized occupational training for unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers. The customized, business-driven training will qualify workers for full-time employment, higher-level employment, or increased wages.