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Thu Aug 7, 2014, 10:39 AM


Wisconsin: Jon Erpenbach on Wisconsin Grants Waitlists for UW System and Wisconsin Technical College


If you need a job you might have to go back to school to be able to find one. Unfortunately, significantly underfunded Wisconsin Grants (formerly WHEG Grants) was THE barrier for over 40,000 potential students last year. 3,581 currently enrolled UW System students qualified for ‘Wisconsin Grants’ but were turned away for lack of funds. The Wisconsin Technical Colleges numbers were a lot worse; 37,844 applicants to Technical College schools qualified for and applied for ‘Wisconsin Grants’ but were turned away for lack of funds. These numbers are extremely high as Wisconsin continues to struggle to put people back to work. ‘Wisconsin Grants’ are a need based grants system for those seeking education at the lowest end of income. Fully funding these grants is a key part of our economic engine. As we continue to work to for job growth, we need to have qualified people to fill the jobs.

So much for Scott Walker giving a s**t about students, jobs, citizens, our University System, Technical Colleges or anything else besides his owners, er, donors.

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