Wisconsin will spend an extra $35 million to help people train for high demand jobs. Governor Scott Walker approved the new funding today, during a bill signing ceremony at Blackhawk Technical College near Janesville.

Both houses of the Legislature recently approved the job-training funds on bipartisan votes. The money comes from an expected surplus in the current state budget of nearly $1 billion.

The funds are designed to help Blackhawk and other tech schools reduce their waiting lists for job training in fields with a high demand for qualified workers. It also provides more training for high school students, plus new efforts to help Wisconsinites with disabilities find work.

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