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Great Lakes Awards $1,000 Scholarships to 200 Ohio Apprentices with Financial Need

ADDRESSING FINANCIAL OBSTACLES TO COMPLETION HELPS MORE APPRENTICES BUILD REWARDING CAREERS

Madison, Wis.—A combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction for up to five years prepares apprentices for highly skilled, in-demand occupations. In fact, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) projects overall job growth in construction and manufacturing at 6% or more through 2024.

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Great Lakes Awards $7.2 Million to Launch Emergency Grant Programs at Four-Year Colleges

32 COLLEGES WILL HELP LOW-INCOME STUDENTS OVERCOME FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO GRADUATION

Madison, Wis.—Unexpected expenses like a flat tire or root canal are more than just a headache for low-income college students. Financial emergencies can quickly drain an already strained bank account, and all too often, these students are forced to withdraw from college.

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200 Wisconsin Apprentices with Financial Need Awarded $1,000 Scholarships from Great Lakes

EXTRA FUNDS HELP APPRENTICE-LEARNERS ADVANCE TO CERTIFICATION AND HIGH-DEMAND JOBS

Madison, Wis.—Employers can't keep up with industry demand due to a lack of skilled workers, making apprenticeship more important than ever. In fact, construction and industrial trades jobs are projected to grow 10% or more through 2024, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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