Labor Department Announces Training Grants

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The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $125 million in grants to 41 community colleges and organizations as part of the fifth and final round of Community-Based Job Training Grant awards. Awardees were chosen from among 323 applications received in response to a competition first announced on March 15.

Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., will receive about $1.3 million to provide wind energy training.

Community-Based Job Training Grants improve the ability of community colleges to train and prepare workers for employment in high-growth and other emerging industries. This last round of competitive awards will focus primarily on providing services to workers who are unemployed (including the long-term unemployed, such as individuals who have been unemployed for six months or more), as well as dislocated and incumbent workers.

The 41 grants will support projects in 26 states.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor

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