Mayor Mason: Racine Benefitting from New Partnerships and Foxconn
City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason recently shared his perspective on how Foxconn's unprecedented investment will benefit local residents and families.
Mayor Mason said, "As the mayor of Racine, I have two key priorities regarding Foxconn: (1) make sure Racine residents are well-positioned to pursue jobs tied to public and private development projects throughout the area; and (2) ensure that we protect Lake Michigan, our greatest natural resource . I'm proud to say that last week we made progress on both fronts."
"In terms of workforce development, last week, I was joined by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen, County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht and other local and state officials to announce Racine Works, a $1.5 million workforce training program that will help train City of Racine residents for public and private construction job opportunities tied to Foxconn and other projects throughout our community," said Mayor Mason.
"This partnership between the city, the county, the Department of Workforce Development, UMOS and the Gateway Foundation will enable us to boost existing efforts and enhance their focus on City of Racine residents. In addition to workforce training, the Racine Works program will help ensure local hiring for publicly funded projects."
Read more from Mayor Mason in the Racine Journal Times.