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Green Bay, Wisconsin – ASI was awarded a Wisconsin Fast Forward Industry Sector Worker Training grant by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The grant will be used to train up to 50 employees in the areas of leadership, sales, inventory management, continuous improvement strategies, and workplace organization and efficiency.


Businesses and organizations across Wisconsin have been awarded more than $1.17 million in grants from DWD's Wisconsin Fast Forward program that provides targeted funds to support worker training, education and recruitment.


"We are honored to be a recipient of the Fast Forward Grant and are looking forward to learning and implementing new skills and strategies we learn through the eight months of training sessions. As a company, ASI is always looking for ways to improve our products, our business model, and ourselves to be more competitive, efficient, and successful," said ASI's Vice President and General Manager Angela Krueger. 


Fast Forward funds reimburse employers for the cost of providing customized occupational training for those who are unemployed, underemployed and for current employees. Grants are available to all Wisconsin employers. The program encourages statewide economic growth by helping employers train workers and fill positions to meet critical needs for a skilled workforce.


"Fast Forward industry training grants help employers find and develop the skilled talent they need to boost Wisconsin's economy while also offering a path to well-paying jobs for unemployed workers and higher wages and more opportunities for growth for current employees," said DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek.


Fast Forward connects employers with local and regional economic development organizations, workforce development boards, post-secondary institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private training providers. The program aims to enhance workers' skills across the state so they may access better jobs with family-sustaining wages and the needs of Wisconsin's employers for highly skilled, occupationally trained workers.


For more information and learn about the next round of WFF grants, please visit



For a full list of grant recipients, please visit the DWD Newsroom at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/news/.


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