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Great Lakes Expands Grants for Colleges Committed to Making Internships More Equitable

APPLY BY JUNE 25 FOR THREE-YEAR GRANTS TO CREATE PAID INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL NEED

Madison, Wis., April 30, 2015—Internships open doors for college students. But for students who pay their way with part-time jobs and financial aid, unpaid internships are simply out of the question. Internships are feasible only when wages are paid, and those can be hard to find.

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Great Lakes Commits $4.2 Million to Prepare More Students for College Math & English

NEW TWO-YEAR GRANTS WILL EXPAND NINE PROGRAMS EXPERIENCED IN INCREASING ACADEMIC READINESS

Madison, Wis., April 23, 2015 — Being prepared to pass gateway math and English classes is especially crucial for college students to earn their degrees. But more and more students are arriving on campus without these essential skills, and many never make it past their first year.

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170 Apprentices from Wisconsin Technical College System Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

EXPANDED GREAT LAKES COMMITMENT HELPS MEET NEED FOR MORE SKILLED WORKERS IN THE TRADES

Madison, Wis., January 20, 2015 —With 83% of construction firms having difficulty finding qualified professional workers, as reported to the Associated General Contractors of America in a fall 2014 survey, training workers to alleviate this shortage is a critical priority for our country.

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