Government Relations

UW System Position on Bills Introduced in the Legislature During the 2005-2006 Session

Pending Legislation

AB 228

Youth Apprenticeship Grants

Full Description

Increases funding for local youth apprenticeship grants. The grants would be targeted to health care and health care technology training.

Referred to: Workforce Development

UW System Position

SUPPORT: The State of Wisconsin, like the rest of the nation, must increase the number and diversity of individuals choosing health care occupations to meet future health care industry workforce needs. Youth apprenticeship programs are valuable in that they promote awareness of health care careers in the K-12 education system and provide young people with the skills to enter the health care arena early. Ultimately, these students will be poised to use that experience as a base for studies at a college or university and for career advancement opportunities within the health care industry.