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A report on W-2 programs seeks to improve education and training, 1998

Step up: building a workforce for the future: the role of education and training in Wisconsin Works (W-2): a report by the Governor's Wisconsin Works (W-2) Education and Training Committee.


In 1996, Governor Tommy Thompson enacted Wisconsin Works, or "W-2," a landmark welfare-to-work program that became a model for welfare reform across the nation. W-2 required participants to work in order to receive state support and services, while providing childcare, health care, transportation, and training assistance. To better manage the program, Thompson created the Wisconsin Works Education and Training Committee to help clarify policies to participants, to provide examples of policy implementation, and to recommend strategies to improve training and education programs. This 1998 report summarized their findings.



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Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
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Creator: Governor's Wisconsin Works Education and Training Committee
Pub Data: [Madison, Wis] : The Committee, [1998]. ( GO WOR2.1:1998)
Citation: Governor's Wisconsin Works Education and Training Committee. "Step up : building a workforce for the future : the role of education and training in Wisconsin Works (W-2) : a report / by the Governor's Wisconsin Works (W-2) Education and Training Committee." ([Madison, Wis] : The Committee, [1998]); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1515 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1515; Visited on: 4/20/2014
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