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Dane County Human Services, Centro Hispano receive $63,000 grant to help staff gain college credit

The Dane County Department of Human Services and Centro Hispano received a $63,000 grant Wednesday to help its staff gain college credit. 

The Wisconsin Fast Forward grant is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to provide training to new and incumbent staff. 

According to a news release, the training focuses on staff of color who may not have a full college degree and has opportunities for certification, college credits and applied work hours. 

With the grant, Dane County Human Services will provide training to three new and 11 incumbent staff, according to the release. The trainees will receive 12 credits through Madison College in the area of Human Services through a customized curriculum. 

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development presented more than $1.6 million to 10 Wisconsin employers for employee training. The grants will serve at least 893 trainees throughout the state. 

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