Today the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced the latest round of Community-Based Job Training Grants targeted to community colleges and one-stop career centers. Approximately $125 million in grants will be awarded, and prizes will be between $1 million and $3 million.
The closing date for applications is April 29, 2010.
Community colleges also serve a key role in promoting and advancing the nation’s economic recovery efforts by assisting those most impacted by the recession through opportunities for training, skill upgrades, and preparation for a career in high growth and emerging industries. This program will help participants find and retain employment, while leveraging WIA funds and other investments funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) intended to create jobs and promote economic growth.
Many of our clients have put together successful CBJTG applications by using EMSI’s employment data and tools. Here’s an article that gives just one example.
The training grants, according to the SGA, will help workers “pursue careers in high growth and emerging industry sectors.” With our labor market research and analysis tool, you can simply and quickly see high-growth and emerging employment trends for your region using the most complete and current information on industries, occupations, demographics — for any level of geographic detail.
If you have any questions or would like help in the application process, email Rob Sentz.