Madison College has hosted a community conversation addressing access to childcare. This was in response to receiving a Workforce Innovation Grant up to $2.9 million that is designed to address both child care issues as well as create short term training that can quickly prepare workers for manufacturing jobs. For many in our community, access to care is a barrier to pursuing their education at Madison College.
“Having access to high-quality, affordable care is critical to building thriving communities and maintaining a strong economy,” Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson said.
“Child care availability and workforce participation go hand in hand,” said Department of Administration Secretary-designee Kathy Blumenfeld.
In addition to leading these conversations, Madison College has a childcare facility on site and the Early Childhood Education associate degree program at Madison College prepares many in our community to work as a teacher-caregiver in early childhood settings.