2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 4, 2018 - Introduced by Senators Testin and Feyen, cosponsored by
Representatives Jacque, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, Horlacher, Kremer,
Murphy, Ripp, Rodriguez, Skowronski, Subeck, Tusler and Wichgers.
Referred to Committee on Workforce Development, Military Affairs and
1An Act to create
20.292 (1) (fc) and 38.04 (34) of the statutes; relating to: grants
2to technical college students for apprenticeship expenses and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates a grant program under which the Technical College System
Board may award grants of up to $1,000 to technical college students who have
undertaken an apprenticeship training program in conjunction with their course of
instruction at the technical college. These grants may be awarded only to assist
students in paying materials expenses associated with the apprenticeship training
program, including costs of purchasing tools, clothing, equipment, and supplies. The
TCS Board must establish an application process and criteria for awarding these
grants, which criteria must consider the financial need and anticipated or actual
expenses of the applicant. The TCS Board may award grants totaling up to $50,000
per academic year.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.292 (1) (fc) of the statutes is created to read:
(fc) Student apprenticeship grants.
The amounts in the schedule for 3
grants to technical college students under s. 38.04 (34).
38.04 (34) of the statutes is created to read:
38.04 (34) Student apprenticeship grants.
(a) From the appropriation under 6
s. 20.292 (1) (fc), the board shall award grants to students enrolled in technical 7
colleges who have undertaken an apprenticeship training program in conjunction 8
with their course of instruction at the technical college. Grants may be awarded 9
under this subsection only to assist students in paying materials expenses associated 10
with the apprenticeship training program, including costs of purchasing tools, 11
clothing, equipment, and supplies.
(b) The board shall establish an application process and criteria for awarding 13
grants under this subsection, which criteria shall consider the financial need and 14
anticipated or actual expenses of the applicant. Grants awarded under this 15
subsection may not exceed $1,000 per student. The board may not award grants 16
under this subsection totaling more than $50,000 in any academic year.