Wednesday, December 29, 2010

State wants to expand tech school offerings

Allentown Morning Call
"It's all about work force development," said LCTI Executive Director Clyde K. Hornberger. "It's about sustainable wages." It's a plan that has been a long ...

Vocational success: Immokalee students bettering themselves with a ...

Naples Daily News
“The programs emphasize leadership, skills development and community ... Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board and Immokalee Technical Center. ...

Stimulus funds putting people to work, report shows

Tullahoma News and Guardian
The figures are based on information submitted recently to the Workforce Development Board in Nashville that provides oversight of the Workforce Development ...

$7.5 million approved for state job training

Sacramento Bee
By Mark Glover The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency's Employment Training Panel has approved nearly $7.5 million in funding for ...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pa. faces critical skilled manufacturing worker shortage, officials say

Lancaster Newspapers
Robert Garraty, deputy secretary of the state Department of Labor & Industry; Scott Sheely, executive director of the county Workforce Investment Board; ...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Program places veterans in 'green' careers

San Bernardino Sun
Williams and seven other students completed a 40-hour class under the auspices of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board to learn how to ...

Grants, job training retained or saved 19296 state jobs in 2010

Memphis Business Journal
The figures are based on information submitted to the Workforce Development Board, which provides oversight of the workforce development system in Tennessee ...

Kellogg grant would help connect students to jobs

New Mexico Business Weekly
Starting next summer, local youth looking for career-track jobs, but who lack critical skills, could get a chance to earn while they learn.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HHWP Receives Grant Money

1330 WFIN
The Ohio Controlling Board gave $60000 to the HHWP Community Action Commission in order offer job training and technical assistance to area residents. ...

Young adults offer service, gain opportunity: Watsonville-based training ...

San Jose Mercury News
... and is working for the group doing clerical tasks and helping with training. "I've always been interested in doing an active job," Pratt said. ...

Scholarship winner takes up unique job-training opportunity

KTUU
They go through much of the same training as real troopers, learning law enforcement procedures like hand-to-hand combat and firearm safety. ...

Department of Labor awarded funding for on-the-job training program

Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The South Dakota Department of Labor was awarded $617040 in federal funds for an on-the-job training program. The National Emergency Grant is funded by the ...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Workforce Development Changing In Omaha

WOWT
It's called Heartland Workforce Solutions. The new non-profit organization works with a number of companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield, ...

Job skills focus of work

The Coloradoan
Our training in literacy, computers and allied health is tied to real jobs, and our growing emphasis on student internships and job-shadowing opportunities ...

Training program aims to help struggling women find paths to success

Chicago Tribune
Job retraining initiatives are trying to give them a leg up. After completing the "school at work" program offered by her employer, St. Anthony Hospital, ...

Monday, December 13, 2010

$115k state grant to provide training for workers

Visalia Times-Delta
The county's Workforce Investment Board will use a $115000 grant received this week to train manufacturing employees in the basics of programmable logic ...

Pennsylvania official stresses worker training, optimism in Pottsville visit

Republican & Herald
Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Robert G. Garraty visited Pottsville on Thursday and spoke with The Republican-Herald inside the city's ...

Vocational Pilot Program Offered at Correctional Facility

Patch
Two inmates at the McHenry County Correctional Facility are hoping a new job training program will give them the break they need once they complete ...

Wells Fargo to announce $1 million in grants

Charlotte Observer
... neighborhood revitalization, economic development and workforce development, said Mike Rizer, Wells Fargo national director of community development. ...

Grants assist with manufacturing skills certification

Wisconsin State Journal
State grants worth $332452 have been awarded to six regional workforce development boards to train workers for Manufacturing Skill Standards Certification. ...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

PA Department of Labor & Industry Announces Energy Sector Partnership ...

PR Newswire (press release)
The Department of Labor & Industry and Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, or PA WIB, are awarding the grants to seven organizations which are

Federal stimulus funds put people to work in the Inland Empire

Fontana Herald-News
Chaffey Community College and the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board have collaborated with Everblue Energy, Inc. to bring American Recovery ...

Tulare County awards $100000 for youths

Visalia Times-Delta
The Step Up Youth Activities grants were awarded by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors. Supervisors announced recipients of the annual grants Tuesday ...

Special-needs students receive job training

Bloomington Pantagraph
(The Pantagraph, David Proeber) NORMAL — Developmentally challenged high school students have more training and job opportunities this year thanks to a ...

County's Workforce Board to get part of $1 million grant for healthcare jobs ...

TribLocal
By Tammy Reiher, Will County Executive's office Yesterday at 3:03 pm JOLIET – The Will County Workforce Investment Board, along with nine counties and ...

JOIN gets jobs grant from US

Bizjournals.com
... the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and others, ...

Yerwood Center opens a Teen Center

Norwalk Plus Magazine
The Teen Center will serve youth ages 13-18 that live in the greater Stamford community, and will offer youth development activities such as Workforce ...

Community Foundation project gets $400000 for work force efforts

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
One of only two Wisconsin sites of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, south Wood County will bring together more than $2 million to strengthen local ...

Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative to Receive $600000 from National ...

Citybizlist (press release)
... innovative approaches to job training and career support from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions via the federal government's Social Innovation ...

Grant means health care training opportunities

Chicago Sun-Times
The Will County Workforce Investment Board, DuPage County and eight other counties and Chicago have received a grant worth more than $1 million and possibly ...

President Obama visits North Carolina

WBTV
Selling a new economic plan brought is what brought Mr. Obama to a place specializing in workforce development. Forsyth Technical Community College prides ...

Job Training Underway for Residents in Green Impact Zone

Kansas City infoZine
Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Workforce development is an important part of both the Green Impact Zone's Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP) ...

Goodwill Industries Helping Youth Summer Employment - Harley ...

By QC
Goodwill Industries Helping Youth Summer Employment. One of the primary focuses for Goodwill Industries during this tough economic time is helping people find jobs and helping people with the skills that they need in order to keep jobs. ...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ex-offenders find it tough to get work after release

Killeen Daily Herald
But Workforce Solutions of Central Texas offers a no-cost, employment program for ex-offenders, that helps boost their odds for obtaining a job and gives

Waverly group gets $242K grant to protect jobs

Chillicothe Gazette
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission will receive $242745 to create a Business Assistance Network in partnership with Workforce Development Area

Ohio's “Early Warning Network” Awards more Than $2.4 Million to 11 Organizations

MFRTech (press release)
Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission – $242745 to create the Business Assistance Network, in partnership with Workforce Development Area 1 and The ...

Friday, December 3, 2010

FAU Receives $5.9 Million Grant for Child Welfare Workforce Development

Newswise (press release)
Newswise — Florida Atlantic University received a five-year grant renewal of $5975000 for a Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program from Florida's ...

Training Funds for Energy Efficiency & Green Sectors Through ...

... our members become active participants in training their workforce by leveraging nearly $400000 in America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, ...

Unique PA Collaborative to Receive $600000 from National Fund for Workforce ...

DigitalJournal.com (press release)
2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fund for Workforce Solutions (PFWS) will receive $600000 over two years from the National Fund for Workforce ...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Sponsors Technical Employment Training Inc.

SOURCE: San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board
Marketwire (press release)
With an investment of $190000 from the San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board, TET is not an ordinary machining school. To drive by the plain, ...

Mayor: Job center move is right

Danville News
By Francis Scarcella SUNBURY -- The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board voted to establish a Sunbury location for the CareerLink Centers ...

Program helps vets find work

Wausau Daily Herald
By Nick Paulson • For the Wausau Daily Herald • November 29, 2010 Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development and a national union have created a ...

The Workplace, Trafigura work to get kids to work

Danbury News Times
That's why the Bridgeport-based Workforce Development Board for Southwestern Connecticut recently formed a "Work and Learn" program to give 100 at-risk ...

WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA Presents Awards for Excellence in Workforce Development

PRLog.Org (press release)
Five WCF Awards of Excellence were presented to the region's employers for adopting new, best practices in workforce development. ...

Goodwill to open Job Link Center

Hilton Head Island Packet
The Job Link Center will offer career coaching, job training and other employment-placement services from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Microsoft grants go to job training programs for veterans and their families

Stars and Stripes (blog)
By Jeff Schogol In an effort to fight unemployment among veterans, Microsoft has awarded grants to six organizations that provide job training for vets and

Stony Brook University and NY Workforce Investment Boards Recognized for ...

TMCnet
The award was presented at NACO's 2010 Annual Conference on July 18 to the Workforce Investment Board for its retraining program for the Project Management ...

Local business honored by Workforce

MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM
Local business Tyler Technologies has received the Award of Excellence by the Workforce Solutions South Plains area. The Texas Workforce Commission held ...

4 NH companies awarded job training grants

Boston Globe
CONCORD, NH—Four New Hampshire companies will share $67000 in the latest round of grants awarded by the state's Job Training Fund. ...

Tennessee Governor Awards More than $175000 in Job Training Grants

WDEF News 12
Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $178380 in job training grants to 10 ...

Youth Corps educates young people in solar, part 2

Clean Energy Authority
The Youth Corps pursued clean energy grants and this partnership with Namaste because green jobs are on the rise, Sparks said. “We felt like there was a lot ...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

$5.4 Million to Boost School Readiness & Future Workforce in Danville ...

Business Wire (press release)
... to further early childhood development initiatives in the Commonwealth, will also advance future workforce development in South Central Virginia.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Grant to open doors to careers

Monroe News Star
LaNita Cleveland, who secured the US Department of Health and Human Services grant for Workforce Investment Board 83, said individuals can begin applying ...

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Opens the Door to Promising New Careers

SYS-CON Media (press release)
"When I read about the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board's job training programs through Chaffey College, it changed the course of my life. ...

Health Department Gets Workforce Grant for Recruitment, Retention

WHSV
The Virginia Department of Health has been awarded a State Health Workforce Development Implementation grant in the amount of $1.93 million from the US ...

Workforce Solutions, Baptist Health lauded statewide

Bizjournals.com
The Texas Workforce Commission honored Workforce Solutions Alamo as its top-performing workforce development board and recognized Baptist Health System as ...

DavidsonWorks promotes job readiness certification

Lexington Dispatch
The directors said the nonprofit workforce development board's education and executive committees should look further into encouraging more people to take ...

Monday, November 15, 2010

International Accolades for Communications Programs Awarded to WORKFORCE

CENTRAL FLORIDA
WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA (WCF) received four MarCom awards for its communications programs including two platinum awards, the awards program’s highest honor, and two gold awards.

Maryland To Launch Green Job Training Program

WJZ
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) ― The Chesapeake Bay Trust says the new Chesapeake Conservation Corps will provide career skills and green job training for

Newhope student lands job she loves

Mansfield News Journal
She calls the program, which includes all certified training courses required by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, "very, very challenging. ...

Walmart Offers $10 Million in Job Training for Vets

PRLog.Org (press release)
He says nonprofits focusing on employment and training and providing other supportive services for the population should apply through the traditional ...

Governor Awards more than a Half Million in Job Training Grants

Clarksville Online
Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills and avoiding layoffs for their employees. “Job training to upgrade the skills of ...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Free Job Training For Older Veterans

KEZI TV
Experience Works, part of Worksource Lane is offering free job training to older adults. More than 15% of people Experience Works serves are veterans of the ...

Two local companies get job training grants

WRCB-TV
The Incumbent Worker Training Grant assists employers with upgrading skills and avoiding layoffs. "Job training to upgrade the skills of Tennessee's workers ...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Iowa gets $1 million to study worker training

DesMoinesRegister.com
Iowa Workforce Development will receive $1 million, the federal agency said. All 13 states will receive a total of $12.2 million for the three-year study.

Community of Innovation program to focus on bringing talent to Collier

Naples Daily News
Project Innovation, the Economic Development Council of Collier County (EDC) .... Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc, Southwest Regional ...

Tennessee Governor Awards More Than Half Million in Job Training Grants

WDEF News 12
Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $510751 in job training grants to 26 ...

On-the-job training gets funding help

Wilkes Journal Patriot
The High Country Workforce Development Board received a $500000 National Emergency Grant in late October for this initiative in the counties it serves: ...

“You Can't Handle The Youth” Features Fashion Show

Gazette Newspapers
By Darcy Leigh Richardson There are day jobs that pay the bills. And then there are passion projects that are priceless. “You Can't Handle the Youth,” an ...

Teen job program to expand with donation

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
By Jacques Von Lunen, Herald staff writer A local program to help teens land jobs will expand after receiving a sizable donation. Goodwill Industries of the ...

Low-income workers receive job training through RENEW

Finance and Commerce
Both women were tossed the same lifesaver: an offer by St. Paul nonprofit WomenVenture to participate in a federally funded green jobs training program,

McHenry Co. jail inmates learn food service skills in new job training program

TribLocal
... help them land a job when they're released. While behind bars, inmates who qualify will get training for a food service certificate through In2work, ...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

US Sen. Harkin: $1 million coming to Iowa to improve workforce development data

IowaPolitics.com (press release)
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that $1000000 is coming to Iowa through the through the US Department of Labor's Workforce Data ...

NH Receives $2.3 Million Grant For Workforce Development in Healthcare Field

Media Newswire (press release)
Despite the current jobs available and the projected growth, our State is experiencing a healthcare workforce shortage. These funds will help workers invest ...

Job seekers get a lift from job-training program

Orlando Sentinel
Down on their luck participants in a faith-based, job training program prepare for career fair with makeovers. Venita Smith has been preparing the last few ...

States Use Stimulus Funds to Fit Workers for Clean Energy Jobs

Environment News Service
It showcases state efforts that have emerged with the help of billions in workforce development dollars provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

Staples Foundation for Learning Awards More Than $350000 in Grants to Support ...

MarketWatch (press release)
... $10000 to Youth-Business Mentoring Program, which prepares teens for entry into the world of employment through job training, placement and mentoring. ...

What Works: Vocational Guidance Services

WKYC-TV
From its factory on East 55th Street, Vocational Guidance Services provides job training to help the disadvantaged break through physical, ...

BNY Mellon Launches $6 Million Global Workforce Development Initiative ...

PR Newswire (press release)
Boston – More than Words, job training and help obtaining life essentials; Rediscovery, connections with outreach workers and education coordinators; ...

Monday, November 8, 2010

New offices to help place former aerospace workers

Orlando Sentinel
By Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel The Brevard Workforce Development Board leased 27493 square feet of office space in Rockledge to open a career center for

Nevadaworks launches new workforce liaison program in rural areas

Lahontan Valley News
The workforce liaisons will assist employers to identify a variety of workforce development issues such as training, staffing, human resource assistance and ...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Detroit shines in national evaluation of summer youth employment ...

By descooper
In February 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which provided $1.2 billion to support summer jobs for disadvantaged youth nationwide. Detroit received $11 million. ...

US labor agency gives Maine $500K for job training

Forbes
AP , 11.03.10, 10:52 AM EDT AUGUSTA, Maine -- The US Department of Labor is providing $500000 for job-training and placement programs in Maine. Sen. ...

Etech will receive Texas Workforce award

The Cherokeean Herald
Ronald G. Congleton, TWC's Commissioner representing labor said, “Every year, each local workforce development board identifies an outstanding employer for ...

Goodwill® Ranked Nation's Leading Workforce Development Nonprofit by ...

PR Newswire (press release)
Among those surveyed were 121 national workforce development experts, who on average had 16 years of work experience, in order to identify organizations ...

Commerce Secretary Presents Governor's Award to PLP

By Stanly Community College
“PLP is extremely grateful for being awarded the 2010 Governor's award for workforce development excellence, and is equally appreciative of both the Centralina Workforce Development Board and Stanly Community College for nominating our ...

Fall brings bright futures for local homeless youth - YouthLink

By admin
Our staff and volunteers have been hard at work helping local youth study and stay on top of schoolwork, manage living on their own and find suitable jobs and internships. We have seen many young people successfully prepare themselves for bright futures ... The cool weather has also brought an end to summer internships held by many of the youth we serve. This past summer, local youth worked at internships with our community partners including: HIRED, Tree Trust, Step-Up, ...

State lobstermen could be eligible for $12000 job training grant

Ct Post
... volume of Long Island Sound lobsters to drop, and lobstermen who meet certain criteria can receive cash grants of up to $12000 and free job training. ...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Group invests $343000 in worker retraining

TheDay.com
The funding, announced by the Franklin-based Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, represents an investment of nearly $1 million in the local ...

Nevada Commission on Economic Development

Nevada Business Journal
Workforce training programs tied into the state employment agency with potential employer access through the state commission on economic development.

Long-term jobless get new help to find work

Arizona Republic
Schmoke, 60, was laid off from his sales-support job at a cellular-phone company last winter. He got stimulus-funded job training through Phoenix Workforce ...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lambert receives Governor's Aaward

Caswell Messenger
GREENSBORO - Charles Lambert of Milton has received Governor's Award for Excellence in Workforce Development, Outstanding Youth Participant. ...

State Economic Development Director Announces Funds for Rockford Area ...

WIFR
Ribley also highlighted the partnership of five area hospitals or health systems with the Boone and Winnebago Counties Workforce Investment Board (BWCWIB), ...

People taking priority over paperwork for job training

Rockford Register Star
By Sean F. Driscoll ROCKFORD — Even during the worst periods of unemployment in the Rock River Valley, participants in a federally funded job training ...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Delco's Workforce Investment Board: Taking care of business

Delaware County Daily Times
By KATHLEEN E. CAREY For the past nine years, the Delaware County Workforce Investment Board and its Youth Council has found a group of exemplary youth and ...

$9.1 million grant to boost nursing force

Danville News
A spokeswoman for Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development said her organization and the CSIU will meet soon to discuss how the grant money can be used to ...

Woman honored for clearing hurdles to work

Livingston Daily
This month, she received an Outstanding Workforce Development award from the Livingston County Workforce Development Council at ceremonies held at Cleary ...

NACo affiliates weigh in on key workforce and economic development ...

National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Terri Bergman • bergman@nawb.org . In September, the national unemployment rate was 9.6 percent, ...

Ministers to launch worker training program

DesMoinesRegister.com
The group is collaborating with organizations including Des Moines Area Community College, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Iowa Workforce Development ...

The WorkPlace, Inc. Celebrates Graduates of the Green-Up Bridgeport Job ...

PoliticalNews.me (press release)
In March of this year, US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited The WorkPlace, Inc. to kick-off the job-training program. Since that time, The WorkPlace, ...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Massachusetts Workforce Professionals Association

The nonprofit Massachusetts Workforce Professionals Association has launched a new website designed to provide better access to workforce development programs. The site is designed primarily for local workforce directors and makes it easier for them to stay current with workforce development events across the state and keep up with recent research.
MWPA members manage workforce development programming, including federal Department of Labor and other federal and state job training programs.
In addition to a new calendar and newly published research, the site also includes a directory of MWPA partner organizations.

New skills program to help at-risk youth

Stamford Times
... southwestern Connecticut's regional workforce development board, have teamed up to fund the project for the first three years at 83 Lockwood Ave. ...

Pryor, Lincoln, Berry, Snyder, Ross Announce $62K for Job Training, Education ...

PoliticalNews.me (press release)
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services provides education, job training and placement opportunities to disabled individuals living in Arkansas. In the last year, ...

Gov. Nixon praises job training effort at Crowder College

Joplin Globe
Jay Nixon stopped at Crowder College today to assess the progress of a $12 million statewide initiative to provide job training to unemployed and ...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

O'boro receives federal grant to put people to work

14WFIE.com
The Green River Workforce Investment Board received nearly $200000 to provide 30, twelve-week internships to low income families and displaced workers. ...

Marion Harding grad gets new TV show after losing job last year

Marion Star
BY JOHN JARVIS • The Marion Star • October 19, 2010 MARION -- When Dan Davis was informed his job was being eliminated, "I was in shock and disappointed, ...

High marks for community colleges

San Bernardino Sun
The California community college system is the largest provider in the state for job training and post secondary education. There are 112 community colleges ...

Computer training could help land job

SunHerald.com
... a job. TeachUp!, a program by Digital Opportunity Trust USA, partnered with the Hope Community Development Agency to open the computer training center

Training at Bellingham's Appliance Depot gives hope to determined job-seeker

Bellingham Herald
Jager: Our mission is to provide jobs and job training for low-income people using waste materials in a local green business. ...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Workforce Development Association Launches New Website

Worcester Business Journal
The site is designed primarily for local workforce directors and makes it easier for them to stay current with workforce development events across the state ...

From Welfare to Work: For many Mainers, there's no free lunch

Press Herald
Some Maine cities, including Portland, have turned General Assistance into a work-training program. Workfare provides on-the-job experience as recipients ...

Feds give Union City agency $5 million to provide mental health and other ...

The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
The organization plans to help about 13000 people over the next four years, providing substance abuse counseling, treatment for depression, and job training ...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Free course available to certify workers

Utica Observer Dispatch
The Workforce Investment Board of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties received $200000 from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which will fund ...

Florida's lowest wage steady

The News-Press
Jim Wall, director of business development for the Workforce Development Board of Southwest Florida, said wages have been resilient even as unemployment has ...

Delawarew wins funds to help youth with disabilities find and keep jobs

Milford Beacon
With a presence in both schools and youth-detention centers, TARGET will focus on 14 to 24 year olds. TARGET will use training as well as self-employment ...

Friday, October 15, 2010

South Florida counties get $4.5 million for planning

Palm Beach Post
The partnership intends to use the money to create a plan that would improve regional housing, land use, economic and workforce development and ...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

CareerLink finds success in Beaver Valley Mall

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Ms. Stoner said CareerLink administrators - with the support of their parent agency, the Workforce Investment Board of Southwestern PA - were able to design ...

Kent Trumbull Workforce Center Lands Grant

Youngstown Business Journal
CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Center at Kent State University Trumbull Campus has been awarded a $212250 ...

Is higher education leading to higher employment?

Baltimore Sun
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the youth unemployment rate reached 19.1 percent in July, and the United States is experiencing some of the ...

Green job training expo on Thursday

Sun-Sentinel
Broward County Minority Builders Coalition received a $1.3 million grant to do green job training and is doing that on a project-by-project basis. ...

The Next Health Care Workforce in California

Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)
By Michael Bernick This past week, the California Workforce Investment Board along with the state Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development formed ...

Governor's Small Business Forum Series Launches in Midland 10/12/10

KOSA
The Governor's Small Business Forums are designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and small business community on workforce development, ...

Harvard praises 2 county job programs

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
"We have teams in place that assist with education, job training and housing after release from the jail," Warden Ramon Rustin said.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Students get on-the-job training

Savannah Morning News
The program provides the opportunity for students with disabilities to get on-the-job training at local businesses. "It has provided a unique opportunity ...

Santa Barbara County Youth Corps Marks One-Year Anniversary

Santa Barbara Independent
“They are taking control of their lives with positive choices by participating in community service work, education, jobs training, personal accountability ...

Suffolk Gets $1.1 Mil For Job Training

Patch
... that Suffolk County Department of Labor, based in Hauppauge, received a $1.1 million federal grant to implement job training for low-income residents. ...

College receives federal grant

Coos Bay World
... least one regional workforce investment board, long-term care facilities, the Oregon Health Care Association, hospitals and an online training company.

Partnership Addressing Health Care Worker Shortage

KSJB
... the ND Workforce Development Council; the ND Department of Commerce; Dakota Medical Foundation; and the ND Area Health Education Center. ...

Kansas Ranks No. 3 For Workforce Development Programs

WIBW
3-ranked workforce development programs in the nation, according to an Area Development magazine survey of site location consultants. ...

Center receives $1.3 million Gates Foundation grant for energy job training

PennEnergy- Energy News (press release)
WASHINGTON. October 8, 2010. The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) has received a $1.37-million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates ...

Two AT&T grants help fund area educational programs

Gary Post Tribune
Fleetwood also issued a check for $25000 to Workforce Development Services' use of the national Jobs for America's Graduates program, or JAG, ...

Governor Praises Maine Chamber of Commerce Workforce Initiative

Media Newswire (press release)
... Maine businesses and higher education institutions for the unveiling of a new workforce development tool sponsored by the Maine Chamber of Commerce. ...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

State Funds Available for Employer-based Training and Certifications

Bay Net
The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Division of Workforce Development is offering a program to support existing Maryland businesses in the ...

Symposiums encouraged employers hire people with disabilities

Victoria Advocate
Billy Blanchard, the disability navigator for Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent, and Megan Tuttle, president of the disability coalition, talked about ...

Obama taps Gap, PG&E for jobs program

San Francisco Business Times (blog)
Gap is piloting its "Gap for Community Colleges" job training program in seven cities: Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia and ...

Job Corps nurses complete training program

Evening Observer
Class valedictorian Rebecca Guerrero, who said she came across the country from Illinois to attend Cassadaga Job Corps' nurse's training program, ...

Federal funding awarded for health care job training

WCAX
... organizations in New York state are getting a total of $6 million in federal grants to provide low-income people with training for health care jobs. ...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Students complete summer work and learning workshop at Ocean Explorium

Fall River Herald News
... New Directions and the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board as part of a city-wide program to assist recent graduates and returning seniors. ...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Putting Wisconsin Back to Work | Facebook

... select Job Centers across the state. for more information on times and locations, visit www.wwda.org and contact your local workforce development board . ...

Summer initiative puts teens to work

Akron Beacon Journal (blog)
By Rick Armon Then he enrolled in Summit County's summer youth employment program, which places poor teens and young adults in jobs and provides them with ...

White House Plans Job Training Partnership

New York Times
“The goal is to encourage community colleges and other training providers to work in close partnership with employers, to design a curriculum where they ...

Whittier youth employment program draws to a close

Whittier Daily News
The job is a good match for her, she added. "I love to read." Through the SASSFA Summer Youth Employment Program, young people ages 14 to 24 are matched ...

Arizona Workforce Connection to receive funds from state job-training fund

Examiner.com
A state job-training fund suspended by the Legislature in January 2009 has been relaunched, bringing back a key tool used by businesses to provide training, ...

State Gets New Federal Job Training Grant

89.7 WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio
By Bob Bach The state has received $11 million in federal money to help train workers for entry level jobs in the health care industry. ...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Forum on Credentialing

The increasingly dynamic world economy demands that U.S. workers have the skills and education needed to compete. On Tuesday, approximately 40 participants from community and technical colleges, the public workforce system, adult education system, labor, industry, policy research organizations and government came together at DOL to identify strategies for increasing the number of adults who attain industry-recognized or postsecondary credentials. Credentials result in increased earnings, employment and career advancement. They are an important part of meeting President Obama's goal of developing the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world.

Solis Joins White House Summit on Community Colleges

Community colleges are increasingly the educators of choice for both new students and workers seeking to upgrade their skills. On Oct. 5, Dr. Jill Biden hosts the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. This is an opportunity to bring together community colleges, businesses, philanthropists, federal and state policy leaders, and students. The summit will focus on how community colleges can help meet the job training and education needs of the nation's evolving workforce, as well as the critical role these institutions play in achieving the president's goal to lead the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020. Secretary Solis will moderate a panel discussion on creating industry partnerships with community colleges.

US LABOR DEPARTMENT AWARDS MORE THAN $21 MILLION IN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT ...

The Cypress Times
"Through this new grant, individuals with disabilities will be able to utilize the necessary tools to obtain permanent and secure jobs. ...

State releases youth jobs report at Weymouth High School

The Patriot Ledger
By Christian Schiavone At first, Jessica O'Donnell wasn't thrilled about the prospect of spending a chunk of her summer vacation pulling weeds and keeping ...

Solar Manufactuer receives state job training grant

Toledo On The Move
by Brian Schwartz TOLEDO, OH -- A Perrysburg solar component manufacturer is one of the first recipients of a new Ohio grant program aimed at training ...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Milwaukee gets health profession training grant

Bizjournals.com
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant is being awarded to the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board. Data indicates that the health sector remains one ...

Youth Corps One Year Anniversary

Santa Barbara Independent
Santa Barbara County's Youth Corps program began about one year ago in a two-year partnership between the Workforce Investment Board of Santa Barbara County ...

UW getting $150000 for health care worker research

UW Badger Herald
... will receive $1.8 million and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Inc. will receive the remaining $3.4 million, according to the statement. ...

Human resource specialist honored for work with teens

Ventura County Star
Carol Frash, human resource specialist for Naval Base Ventura County, recently received a 2010 Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Award for helping introduce ...

Graduate! Philadelphia gets Lumina grant to help other cities

Bizjournals.com
The program was created by the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania to help the more than 300000 people ...

Workforce Solutions honored

TCPalm
St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Linda Cox (left) presents the Business & Industry Award in the Non-Profit Category to Workforce Solutions. ...

Soaking up the sun

Silver City Sun News
Students who were enrolled in the first solar workshop offered by WNMU, through a federal grant from the Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board,

Berkeley YouthWorks Provides Job Opportunities to Underprivileged Youth

Daily Californian
In summer 2010 alone the program placed 314 participants, including 29 Emery Unified School District students, in public and nonprofit agencies as well as ...

Gateway gets $1.8 million for healthcare training

RacinePost
Herb Kohl, D-WI; the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Inc. will get $3401260, and the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena $2067926. ...

State gets $11.3 million health care training grant

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In addition, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board in Milwaukee, Gateway Technical College in Kenosha and the College of the Menominee Nation in ...

Hawaii gets Health and Human Services grant

Pacific Business News
“The plan will have three main goals,” James Hardway, executive director of the Hawaii Workforce Development Council, told PBN. “How do we recruit, ...

Raleigh honors summer workers

News & Observer
Seven teens who had summer jobs with the City of Raleigh through the Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program were honored this month by the City Council. ...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Michigan Works! awarded state-wide recognition

Niles Daily Star
... advocate for the Workforce Development system having served nine years as Chairman and is now vice-chair of the tri-county Workforce Development Board.

Workforce board prepares for 'onslaught' as unemployment benefits disappear

Lancaster Newspapers
Sheely, executive director of the county Workforce Investment Board, knew it was time to prepare for a deluge of jobseekers. And the WIB has — by revising ...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Youth jobs program deemed success

Akron Leader Publications
By Kathleen Folkerth DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County officials shared the results of an ambitious summer employment program for youths with members of ...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stimulus Funds Help Pay For Solar Workshops

KRWG 90.7
Grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board were recently awarded to WNMU and are being ...

Teens complete summer employment at the North Shore CDC

Salem Gazette
The program resulted from a F1rstJobs grant from the North Shore Workforce Investment Board (WIB). “The students worked incredibly hard all summer,” said ...

HHS Awards $131M for Health Professions Workforce

HealthLeaders Media
Oral health workforce training. ($24.9 million) Funding will target workforce development programs for pre- and post-doctoral training for dental residents; ...

National Policy Leaders to Make Recommendations on "The Next Agenda for High ...

Marketwire (press release)
... the keynote remarks at the Jobs for America's Graduates fourth annual Thought Leader Event titled, "Setting the Next Agenda for At-Risk Minority Youth. ...

Green Jobs Training Beginning to Show Signs of Life

Eco Institution
Job training programs are here to help switch from your job to another or from being unemployed to employed. Indeed, unemployment is on the rise. ...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Green jobs can help area prosper

Plattsburgh Press Republican
Last week, the North Country Workforce Investment Board (WIB) made public its Green Collar Jobs Initiative report. The report was a partnership among the ...

More than 500 youth work this summer in federal jobs program

KFVS
They benefited from paid internships through the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri. Among the rows of antiques you'll find at Annie Laurie's ...

State grant funds job training center in Greene

Kingston Daily Freeman
Its goal is to blend the schools' with a curriculum plan that will enable aggressive workforce development. Additional goals include a state One Stop ...

State Receives $2.9 Million in Emergency Workforce Funds

WDEF News 12
The Workforce Development division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development requested and received a National Emergency Grant (NEG) in ...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Governor Rendell: Economy Demands Continued Investments That Create Jobs ...

PR Newswire (press release)
16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today urged federal and state legislators to quickly approve initiatives that create jobs and ...

Baucus Introduces New Tax Cut Extenders Bill

WebCPA
The funding will allow local Workforce Investment Boards to expand successful youth jobs programs that were funded in the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

North Country health group awarded $600k

New Hampshire Business Review
The grant, from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration's Rural Health Workforce Development Program, is part of a national initiative to ...

SME Expanding Education Function with Tooling U Purchase

American Machinist
... SME president Barbara Fossum said Tooling U will be part of an SME initiative “to offer comprehensive learning and workforce development solutions to ...

Georgia Initiates Work Ready Connect

Area Development Online
Work Ready Connect, a partnership between the state's Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will help ensure that the state's ...

DWD hits milestone in hiring of veterans

WQOW TV News 18
"At the Department of Workforce Development, we have excellent programs for veterans, and we are committed to doing all that we can to help them succeed in ...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ky. gets workforce development grant

Cincinnati Business Courier
The programs will be overseen by the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment, which is part of the state's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, ...

Summer jobs pay off

Long Beach Press-Telegram
Approximately 1000 youths picked up their Summer Youth Employment Training Program checks at Veterans Park Friday afternoon. More than 335 employers have ...

$5.4M DOL grant to assist laid-off aerospace workers in Texas

Reliable Plant Magazine
Awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission, this grant will be operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board. The grant will provide affected ...

$5.4M DOL grant to assist laid-off aerospace workers in Texas

Reliable Plant Magazine
Awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission, this grant will be operated by the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board. The grant will provide affected ...

Grant to Help Fund Training for Agribusiness Workers

Wisconsin Ag Connection
The grant is being awarded to the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, the Department of Workforce Development's regional partner based ...

JVS' Summer Youth Employment Program Prepares Disadvantaged Students for Back ...

Marketwire (press release)
For the students in JVS' Summer Youth Employment program, a summer job was not just about saving up for a car or a new pair of jeans, it often meant the ...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Port San Antonio secures federal job-training funds

Bizjournals.com
The school will provide additional training in aircraft maintenance and other industries at the port. Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, worked to include the funds ...

Summer youth program ends

Tasley Eastern Shore News
Funded with federal stimulus dollars awarded through the Bay Workforce Investment Board, the Eastern Shore was the only area to receive funding in the Bay ...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

US Department of Labor Launches Free Career Matching Website For Job Seekers

Examiner.com
... profession is linked to a wide range of information on that alternative profession, including salary range, required training and relevant job listings. ...

Labor secretary: Obama doing good job on economy

The Associated Press
She pointed to last year's $814 billion economic recovery act and administration proposals for job training and hiring incentives for businesses. ...

Clean Energy Jobs

Nearly $100 million in federal America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) ... and the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (CEWTP) is striving to make ...

Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis: Labor Day should be a day on

Shreveport Times
We have provided $500 million in green job training grants through the Recovery Act for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, ...

Microsoft giving $10M to nonprofit job training

Puget Sound Business Journal
Microsoft Corp. is launching a $10 million grant competition for nonprofit organizations that are seeking support for job training programs. ...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Seasoned worker forum scheduled

Lewiston Sun Journal
The event is sponsored by the Seasoned Workforce™ LLC, in conjunction with the Lewiston CareerCenter, the Western/Central Workforce Investment Board and ...

CWIB members go on retreat

Effingham Herald
The Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) members, including Michael King and David Atkins of Effingham County, came together at their 2010 retreat June ...

Summer work grant places Lynn student at Salem State

Salem Gazette
Thanks to a grant funded by the North Shore Workforce Investment Board and the Essex County Community Foundation, the 20-year-old North Shore Community ...

Local workforce investment board receives $645000 in training grants

Washington Observer Reporter
A workforce investment board that provides training across a broad range of industries in Washington, Greene and Beaver counties is the recipient of $645000 ...

Governor Rendell Announces $9.4 Million Investment in Industry Partnerships ...

PR Newswire (press release)
Legislation now pending in the General Assembly would permanently establish the industry partnerships as part of the commonwealth's workforce development ...

Workforce Alliance Provides Local Resources to Employers and Job Seekers

PR Newswire (press release)
2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Charlie Crist issued an official proclamation to honor workforce development organizations by declaring September as ...

DOE seeks comments on energy education and workforce development.

ThomasNet Industrial News Room
September 2, 2010 - US DOE's Technology Offices released a request for information on Energy Education and Workforce Development. ...

Center on Education and the Workforce -

The Center on the Education and the Workforce's reports on the green economy. ... Administration (DOLETA) under the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act. ...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summer Youth Employment Program connects work-hungry young adults with jobs

New York Daily News
That's why advocates were desperate to keep the city's Summer Youth Employment Program strong this year despite large state cuts. ...

Northwest Georgia gets workforce grants

Rome News Tribune
... president for economic development at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, said the money stems from the Governor's Office of Workforce Development. ...

Seattle Launches Deconstruction Workforce Training Program

Marketwire (press release)
The Deconstruction training is part of the Workforce Development Council's GreenLight Project, which will provide clean-energy education and training ...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dada named to state work force board

Press-Enterprise
He also serves as chairman of the National Association of Workforce Boards and is former chairman of Riverside County's Workforce Investment Board. ...

Program that helps homeless youth expands

TMCnet
... to transitional housing, the program offers mentoring for teenagers and has recently begun a social entrepreneurship program that offers jobs for youth. ...

leg up for teens in a tough job market

Baltimore Sun
"Those first jobs that teens get are foundational," he said. "There's risk that a greater percentage of this generation missing out on these jobs will feel ...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Green jobs to the rescue?

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Teresa Kittridge, executive director of Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace, administers federal grants initiated by the Governor's Workforce Development ...

Job finding site launches Monday

WMBF
--Information about registered job seekers, training opportunities, and workforce development programs. --Employee relations, EEO, workplace wellness, ...

Area companies recipients of job training grants

Nashua Telegraph
Two Greater Nashua companies received state job training grants this month, Gov. John Lynch has announced. Southeastern Container of Hudson and Airmar ...

Texoma School Reaches Milestone

KTEN
Workforce Solutions Texoma recognized the school Saturday night for this accomplishment. The Montessori school is the only one in the tri-county area to ...

Man who turned his life around to be honored

Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
He will receive special recognition from Workforce Solutions Alamo at its board meeting Monday in Seguin, along with EPMP Ltd., a company considered ...

US Transportation Secretary Announces $5.9 Million for On-the-Job Training Grants

Hawaii 24/7
The grants from the Federal Highway Administration's On the Job Training/ Supportive Services (OJT/SS) program will fund apprenticeships and training ...

Jefferson County firms get $82000 in Mo. training funds

St. Louis Business Journal
The funds recently were awarded through the state Department of Economic Developments' Division of Workforce Development (DWD) as part of its Missouri ...

Real people put face on workforce development

Lexington Dispatch
CV Products/Xceldyne Technologies in Thomasville has been nominated for the Governor's Award for Outstanding Workforce Development Employer. ...

Florida DOT to get nearly $700000 in federal grant money

South Florida Business Journal
It also will receive an additional $80710 of $5.9 million in grants to support transportation-related job training. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

New Hampshire Awards Jobs Training Fund Grants

Gov Monitor
Governor John Lynch today announced that five more New Hampshire companies have received Job Training grants in the month of August. Job Training grants are ...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

State Government Training Investments

WJFW-TV
PARK FALLS - Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development Secretary Roberta Gassman visits the Northwoods to announce major funding that will benefit ...

Knight Foundation invests $1.1 million in National Fund for Workforce Solutions

BlackEngineer.com
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Grantmaking Award for Collaboration, bestowed by the Council on ...

SummerWorks youth reflect on jobs

South End News
by Brandon Simes This summer the ABCD SummerWorks program, which provides jobs for Boston youth, extended the program two weeks longer than usual. ...

Students in the Summer Youth Employment Program Learn Job Skills While Having Fun

Town Topics
For Ms. Mendez, the Summer Youth Employment Program is “one of my favorite things about my job” and certainly something of which she is “very proud. ...

GVW brownfields job training program

WRDW-TV
The GVW Brownfields Job Training Program will open the doors of opportunity. Dozens of people will have new jobs and a better future. ...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Solar Energy Initiatives to Open Second Training School in South Carolina

MarketWatch (press release)
One-Stop Workforce Centers in every county offer job seekers and businesses access to WIA and Trade Assistance Act funded training opportunities, ...

Tennessee Launches New Site to Promote Job Training

MarketWatch (press release)
... job retention, earnings, and occupational skills improvement for participants by providing them with an updated list of statewide training providers. ...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Youth Program Helps Greenleaf Cemetery

Brownwood News
Five students, who were enrolled in the Workforce Solutions summer program for youth of Central Texas, were employed at Greenleaf Cemetery this summer. ...

Lake Elmo youth awarded Certificates of Commendation for work with Tree Trust

Stillwater Gazette
Open to youth ages 14-21, the program offers training and jobs to those who would otherwise have trouble finding work in a difficult economy. ...

Monday, August 23, 2010

College Awarded $100000 Grant to Train Bio-Fuels Technicians

TMCnet
For more information about the Minnesota Governor's Workforce Development Council grant, contact Anoka-Ramsey Community College Professional Training at ...