Gov. Walker talks manufacturing in Sturtevant



STURTEVANT (WITI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talked manufacturing and engineering in Sturtevant Thursday, April 11th.

Gov. Walker was at the Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant. He got a tour of the expanded and renovated S.C. Johnson integrated manufacturing and engineering technology center or the I-Met Center.

It features what the college calls their Fab Lab -- where students are trained for all the cutting edge manufacturing jobs.

Gov. Walker says programs like this are the future of getting people good jobs and employers qualified workers.

"One of the biggest things I try to stress -- we try to do with an initiative in my budget is highlight the fact that there are jobs. In many cases, the challenge is we don't always have enough people with the skill sets needed to fill those jobs," Gov. Walker said.

Gov. Walker also announced he is planning to meet in the coming weeks with a number of manufacturers from Northern Illinois to talk about a full manufacturing production tax credit that grows to 7.5% by 2016.