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Happening Now: Gov. Evers touts education proposals, employment training for youth with disabilities in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Governor Tony Evers is in Eau Claire on Wednesday for two different reasons – including education budget proposals and a ceremony honoring the completion of a program for youth with disabilities.

Evers’ first stop is at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. There he is joined by Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman and State Rep. Warren Petryk (R- Eau Claire).

The ceremony is honoring the completion of Project SEARCH, a nine-month program providing training education that leads to competitive employment for youth with disabilities.

The program is a collaboration between local businesses, school districts and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Mayo Clinic Health System is providing rotational internships for 11 interns from the Altoona, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Colfax, Eau Claire, Menomonie and Osseo-Fairchild school districts.

After his stop at Mayo Clinic Health System, Evers will visit Longfellow Elementary School in Eau Claire to tout ‘The People’s Budget’ – in which the governor is asking for $600 million in special education funding.

His visit at Longfellow is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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