Now there are 11,000 adults and 3,500 high school students in apprenticeship programs overseen by the state.
The stop is part of Trump's push to boost jobs by increasing apprenticeships.
Leaders of some of Wisconsin's biggest businesses are to participate in a round table discussion with President Donald Trump about the importance of apprenticeship programs.
Democrats say Trump is a hypocrite for touting apprentice programs at the same time his budget cuts funding for worker training. Acosta told reporters during a conference call that nine of 10 graduates of apprenticeship programs taught in the nation's community colleges find work immediately after graduation at average starting salaries of $60,000 per year, the Lacrosse Tribune reported.
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says Trump is pulling a "bait and switch" by claiming he cares about workers while cutting resources to train them.
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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a statement that Trump's "rhetoric doesn't match the reality of the budget cuts".
Trump's administration is a proponent of a greater emphasis on workforce skills.
The visit is Trump's second to southeast Wisconsin since he was sworn-in as president.
Following the event, Trump was to headline a $1,000-per-person fundraiser for Walker.
Editor's Note: This story will be updated throughout the day as WPR learns more.
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