Letter from Rep. Petryk: Statement on signing of education legislation
“Today, Governor Scott Walker signed into law 2013 Wisconsin Act 59, part of the Workforce Development Package, which creates a program to encourage high school students to graduate with industry-certified credentials in high-need fields. It is my honor to be the author of this important legislation in the Assembly that will not only award $1,000 per pupil grants to school districts, but help industries that are experiencing workforce shortages.
“In 2012 the state of Kansas introduced a similar program and they are already seeing tremendous success. With the signing of Act 59 today, I look forward to seeing similar success in Wisconsin.”