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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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Great Lakes Releases 2016 Philanthropy Report Highlighting $21.9 Million in Grants Awarded

NEW PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS DESIGNED TO GET MORE AT-RISK STUDENTS TO AND THROUGH COLLEGE

Madison, Wis.—Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates releases its 2016 Philanthropy Report today, describing its efforts over the past year to address both student and institutional challenges that create barriers to graduation for students of color, low-income students and first-generation students.

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Great Lakes Invites Four-Year Colleges to Apply for Successful Emergency Grant Program

TWO-YEAR GRANT DESIGNED TO HELP LOW-INCOME STUDENTS STAY ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION

Madison, Wis., January 26, 2017—For many low-income students, an unforeseen car repair or medical bill can mean the end of their college hopes. While typically not large expenses, they can be enough to force these students into a tough choice: stay in college or pay the bill.

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