News - - Madison Area Technical College will use a $1.2 million federal grant to help paramedics gain the skills needed to become nurses faster and to create a new medical certificate that can be earned in a summer and has long been desired by employers in the insurance industry.

The local job training money is part of a total $19.9 million awarded to the 16 Wisconsin technical colleges statewide. It was announced recently by Vice President Joe Biden and other federal officials as a way to help higher education institutions across the country deliver career training for in-demand jobs in health care.

Wisconsin's grant to "strengthen and expand job-training partnerships" was part of $450 million awarded this year to nearly 270 community colleges partnering with more than 400 employers nationally to create the needed health care jobs curriculum, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor. In a competitive grant program with the U.S Department of Education, it builds on $1.5 billion in federal stimulus funding previously awarded to colleges over the past three years for job-training programs in three other hot sectors: information technology, energy and advanced manufacturing...

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