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September 15th, 2021 | Published September 9, 2021 | Green Bay Press Gazette

Bay Area Workforce board offers $8,000 in scholarships to pursue jobs in five high-demand industries

Jeff Bollier
Green Bay Press-Gazette

GREEN BAY - Unemployed people and workers who are struggling to support their families can apply for an $8,000 scholarship to pursue higher-paying jobs in one of five high-demand industries. 

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board is offering 100 scholarships to residents of its 11-county service region—which includes Brown, Outagamie, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. The scholarships aim to help people pursue degrees, technical certificates or other training necessary for careers in transportation, manufacturing, health care, construction or information technology.

The scholarships aim to provide direct aid to unemployed or underemployed workers in the region while also helping industries address a shortage of skilled labor, said Matt Valiquette, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board's executive director.

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