Cranberry Growers Receive Workforce Grant

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) has been awarded a Workforce Advancement Training grant in partnership with the Wisconsin Rapids Mid-State Technical College (MSTC). The WAT grant will allow the WSCGA to develop continuing education opportunities for cranberry growers in the state of Wisconsin and broaden the educational services provided by the Association.

The customized training programs will begin in February 2022. Grant funding will be used to offset the tuition fees for:

  • Large Equipment Maintenance
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Digital Marketing Basics

“Recruiting and retaining employees are top priorities for our members,” said Tom Lochner WSCGA Executive Director. “We are excited for this partnership with MSTC, the opportunity to expand our educational offerings, and to strengthen the workforce of the cranberry industry.”