Eau Claire (WQOW) - More than a quarter-million dollars in grants will help area businesses invest in their employees.
Chippewa Valley Technical College was recently awarded more than $270,000 in state grants. The money will be used to train and develop current employees' skills in the area of manufacturing. The grants will help off-set regular training costs by 65 percent.
"If we can provide a workforce that is better than other locations in the country or internationally, that's a reason to stay here. And so that's one of the reasons that you want to invest in your workforce so you can sustain the businesses that you have," says Tim Shepardson, Chippewa Falls CVTC campus manager.
The grants can be used in a number of area's including industrial maintenance and welding.