The Cap Times: Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Free tuition for two-year and tech colleges means freedom to learn

"Every Wisconsinite should have access to education or training past high school … to be pursued at whatever point and pace makes sense for individual workers and industries,” wrote researchers at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) eight years ago.

Long before the current shortage of skilled workers, COWS anticipated the need for additional training. In 2009, the center teamed up with the Workforce Development Board, Skills2Compete and others to study “Wisconsin’s forgotten middle-skill jobs.”....

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