MADISON – Representative Loren Oldenburg (R-Viroqua) was notified of Governor Evers decision to veto Assembly Bill 932, which invested in Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Assembly Bill 932 would have allocated at least $20 million of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to the Department of Workforce Development. Within the Department, this money would have been used to promote the availability of the Youth Apprenticeship Program, with a focus on school districts that do not currently participate in the program. A portion of the allocated funds would also have increased funding for apprenticeship completion awards, and bridged a connection between the Youth Apprenticeship Program and Registered Apprenticeships.
“Vetoing this bill is a missed opportunity to expand access and availability to Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship Program” stated Oldenburg. “I am disappointed that Assembly Bill 932 was vetoed by Governor Evers.”
Representative Oldenburg has advocated for the Youth Apprenticeship Program since being elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2018, and will continue to do the same in the future. Wisconsin’s Apprenticeship Programs provide education, and prepare skilled workers.