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State celebrates technical colleges

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Students at Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges learn skills that prepare them for life after high school.

According to the US Bureau of Labor statistics, nearly 1/3 of the fastest growing occupations will require some schooling beyond the basic 12 years.

Wisconsin is one of six states to receive federal funding to explore advanced manufacturing programs between the its technical colleges and high school, which local leaders said will help students become better prepared for jobs of the future.

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