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Wisconsin is one of several states launching a job skills program aimed at training laborers to be more equipped to land technical positions.
Gov. Scott Walker is among 20 U.S. governors that joined together to form the Skillful State Network, a hub that includes a how-to guide and resources for developing skills for the digital workforce. The guide, called The Playbook, includes tools and resources developed by Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corp.
“We need to provide Wisconsinites with the tools to succeed in both today’s and tomorrow’s economy which means developing a highly skilled workforce," said Walker in a statement. "Through the Skillful State Network we are joining with other governors and other states who, like us, are thinking about our states’ future in the global economy."