Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (a)
, the department shall develop curricula for youth apprenticeship programs for occupational areas approved under sub. (2m)
The youth apprenticeship program under sub. (1)
shall not affect any apprenticeship program that is governed by subch. I
, except that an apprenticeship program that is governed by subch. I
may grant credit toward the completion of an apprenticeship for the successful completion of a youth apprenticeship under sub. (1)
“Local partnership" means one or more school districts, or any combination of one or more school districts, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, individuals, or other persons, who have agreed to be responsible for implementing and coordinating a local youth apprenticeship program.
“Public agency" means a county, city, village, town, school district or technical college district or an agency of this state or of a county, city, village, town, school district or technical college district.
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (e)
, the department may award grants to applying local partnerships for the implementation and coordination of local youth apprenticeship programs. A local partnership shall include in its grant application the identity of each public agency, nonprofit organization, individual, and other person who is a participant in the local partnership, a plan to accomplish the implementation and coordination activities specified in subds. 1.
, and the identity of a fiscal agent who is responsible for receiving, managing, and accounting for the grant moneys received under this paragraph. Subject to par. (c)
, a local partnership that is awarded a grant under this paragraph may use the grant moneys awarded for any of the following implementation and coordination activities:
Recruiting employers to provide on-the-job training and supervision for youth apprentices and providing technical assistance to those employers.
Recruiting students to participate in the local youth apprenticeship program and monitoring the progress of youth apprentices participating in the program.
Coordinating youth apprenticeship training activities within participating school districts and among participating school districts, postsecondary institutions and employers.
Coordinating academic, vocational and occupational learning, school-based and work-based learning and secondary and postsecondary education for participants in the local youth apprenticeship program.
Assisting employers in identifying and training workplace mentors and matching youth apprentices and mentors.
Any other implementation or coordination activity that the department may direct or permit the local partnership to perform.
A local partnership that is awarded a grant under par. (b)
may not use any of the grant moneys awarded to provide funding to a business that is operated for profit or to a nonprofit organization that represents business interests.
The amount of a grant awarded under par. (b)
may not exceed $900 per youth apprentice. Beginning on July 10, 2021, the amount of a grant awarded under par. (b)
cannot be greater than $1,100. A local partnership that is awarded a grant under par. (b)
shall provide matching funds equal to 50 percent of the grant amount awarded.
The following outcomes are expected of a local youth apprenticeship program that is funded under par. (b)
At least 80 percent of the youth apprentices who participate in the program for 2 years must receive a high school diploma on completion of the youth apprenticeship.
At least 60 percent of the youth apprentices who participate in the program for 2 years must be offered employment by the employer that provided the on-the-job training for the youth apprentice on completion of the youth apprenticeship.
The department shall promulgate rules to administer this section.
History: 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9130 (4)
, 9145 (1)
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.13; 1997 a. 3
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2005 a. 25
; 2009 a. 291
; 2015 a. 55
; 2017 a. 370
; 2019 a. 171
; 2021 a. 58
The department shall provide a job center network throughout the state through which job seekers may receive comprehensive career planning, job placement, and job training information.
The department shall publicize and maintain on its job center website information related to the job program under s. 49.147 (3)
so that employers and individuals seeking employment may obtain information about the program, including how to participate in it.
Assistance for dislocated workers. 106.15(1)(c)
“Dislocated worker committee" means the committee or other subunit of the council that assists the governor in providing employment and training activities to dislocated workers under 29 USC 2862
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (m)
, the department shall make grants to persons providing employment and training activities to dislocated workers including all of the following:
Job search assistance, including participation in job clubs.
Support services, including but not limited to transportation assistance, relocation assistance, financial counseling, personal counseling and programs conducted in cooperation with employers or labor organizations.
The department may award a grant under this section only if both of the following occur:
The dislocated workers committee approves the local plan or application for funding and refers its decision to the secretary.
After receiving a referral under par. (a)
, the secretary approves the local plan or application for funding.
Local plan or application review.
In reviewing local plans and applications for funding under this section, the dislocated workers committee and the secretary shall consider all of the following:
The severity of the need for the program in the community to be served when compared with the severity of need in other communities.
The appropriateness of the skill development or training to be provided, including whether the demand for that skill exceeds the supply.
Whether the program provides for labor organizations to participate in program planning.
Whether the program provides for coordination with other employment and training programs offered in the community in which the program will be offered.
The department shall promulgate rules to administer this section. The rules shall address eligible applicants and program providers, application requirements, criteria and procedures for awarding grants, reporting and auditing procedures and administrative operations.
From the amounts appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (m)
, all moneys received under 29 USC 2862
shall be expended to fund grants and operations under this section.
Notification of position openings. 106.16(1)(a)
“Company" means any business operated for profit.
Any company that receives a loan or grant from a state agency or an authority under ch. 231
shall notify the department and the local workforce development board established under 29 USC 2832
, of any position in the company that is related to the project for which the grant or loan is received to be filled in this state within one year after receipt of the loan or grant. The company shall provide this notice at least 2 weeks prior to advertising the position.
A state agency or an authority under ch. 231
shall notify the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation if it makes a loan or grant to a company.
The department shall, upon complaint by any person or on its own motion, investigate any allegation that a company has violated sub. (2)
if the complaint is filed with the department no more than 300 days after the alleged violation occurred.
If after investigation under par. (a)
the department finds probable cause to believe that a company has violated sub. (2)
, the department shall notify the company of the department's finding of probable cause, of the actions specified under par. (d)
that the department proposes to take and of the company's right to request a hearing regarding the alleged violation of sub. (2)
A company that receives a notice under par. (b)
may, within 30 days after the date of the notice, request a contested case hearing under s. 227.42
. If the department does not receive a request for a contested case hearing under s. 227.42
within 30 days after the date of the notice under par. (b)
, the department shall issue a final decision that the company has violated sub. (2)
and take the actions specified under par. (d)
If the department receives a request under par. (c)
for a hearing, the department shall hold a hearing as provided under s. 227.44
. If, after hearing, the department finds that a company has violated sub. (2)
, the department shall issue a final decision under s. 227.47
that the company has violated sub. (2)
and shall order the company to take any remedial action that the department considers appropriate based on the severity of the noncompliance with sub. (2)
Local labor market information. 106.17(1)(1)
The department shall collect information concerning local labor markets and periodically prepare reports dealing with labor forces at a local level in this state for general circulation.
The collection and distribution of local labor market information under sub. (1)
shall be funded only from the appropriations under s. 20.445 (1) (m)
History: 1987 a. 27
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.17; 2003 a. 33
Youth programs in 1st class cities.
From the appropriation account under s. 20.445 (1) (fm)
, the department shall implement and operate youth summer jobs programs in 1st class cities.
Trade adjustment assistance overpayment waiver. 106.19(1)(1)
On or before October 8, 1989, the department shall establish a policy for waiving recovery of overpayments made under the federal adjustment assistance for workers program under 19 USC 2272
The waiver policy shall require the department to grant a waiver if all of the following apply:
The overpayment was not the fault of the person who received it.
Requiring repayment would be contrary to equity and good conscience.
The department shall do all of the following:
Notify all of the following persons of the waiver policy and the person's right to request a waiver:
Comply with the guidelines issued by the U.S. secretary of labor under 19 USC 2315
in connection with the waiver policy.
Establish the waiver policy by rule, using the procedure under s. 227.24
History: 1989 a. 31
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.19.
See also ch. DWD 135
, Wis. adm. code.
Public insurrection; death and disability benefits. 106.25(1)(1)
In this section, “public insurrection" means a civil disturbance in which a group or groups of persons are simultaneously engaged in acts of violence against persons or property by the illegal use of weapons, by burning, pillaging or looting or by committing any other illegal acts, and which is of such a magnitude as to result in any of the following:
Extraordinary utilization of off-duty local law enforcement personnel.
Declaration of a public emergency by the governor.
The calling of the national guard or other troops.
Death and disability benefits.
If the department finds that the injury or death of a state or local government officer or employee arose out of the performance of duties in connection with a public insurrection, and finds that death or disability benefits are payable under ch. 102
, a supplemental award equal to the amount of the benefits, other than medical expense, payable under ch. 102
shall be made to the persons and in the same manner provided by ch. 102
, except that when benefits are payable under s. 102.49
, a supplemental award equal to one-half the benefits payable under that section shall be made.
All payments under this section shall be made from the general fund.
Benefits additional to all others.
Death and disability benefits under this section are in addition to all other benefits provided by state law or by action of any municipality or public agency.