Scheduling conflicts cancel WISE Council meeting

  // Tuesday, 19 August 2014 23:14 //

Business leaders say they are encouraged by the chance to partner with Louisiana colleges and universities to help build the state’s workforce with a new $40 million pool of state money.

But it remains unclear how funding from the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund, or WISE Fund, will be doled out or how quickly schools will be able to tap into the money.

Higher education and industry leaders met Tuesday for a panel discussion at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry headquarters in Baton Rouge, a day before the WISE Council, which oversees the fund, was slated to meet again to try to figure out a distribution plan. The Wednesday meeting ended up being canceled because of scheduling conflicts — further squeezing the time line to hash through disagreements over where the money should go.

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