Monday, June 27, 2011

US Rep. Hinojosa: More money needed for adult education

If Congress approves Hinojosa's bill, Workforce Solutions in the Rio Grande Valley expects to play a central role in implementing the congressman's initiatives. “There isn't enough attention given to the adult education system,” said Bonnie Gonzalez, ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chris Hart IV: Florida a top performer in workforce training

Gainesville Sun
Chris Hart IV is President and CEO of Workforce Florida Inc., the statewide workforce investment board led by business and government leaders and charged with policy and oversight for Florida's workforce system.

Senator Kay Hagan introduces AMERICA Works Act

Asheville Citizen-Times
This no-cost legislation, which is supported by the National Association of Manufacturers, incentivizes existing federal job training programs to implement the new, industry-recognized credential system. These existing programs are included under the ...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Prudential awards $3.4 million in grants for economic, education and youth ...

MarketWatch (press release)
To support national economic development activities, the board approved $750000 over three years to Jobs for the Future for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions initiative, a collaborative of national and local funders. The organization invests in ...

W.Va. to receive $160000 for job training programs

Greenfield Daily Reporter
Unemployed West Virginians will have access to additional job training programs under a federal grant. US Sen. Jay Rockefeller says the US Labor Department has allocated $160000 to existing career centers in the state. Rockefeller says the grant is ...

6/22 Business briefs: State earns kudos for training

Bradenton Herald
As the statewide workforce investment board for Florida, Workforce Florida works on getting unemployed Floridians back to work and fostering economic growth through talent development. The state has 24 regional workforce boards that direct nearly 100 ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

White House Council calls for training to fill 2M jobs, cut red tape
... jobs in the US, in part because employers can't find workers with the advanced manufacturing skills they need. The private sector must quickly form partnerships with community colleges, vocational schools and others to match career training with ...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Riverside County gets state funds for veterans' job training

The Desert Sun
Riverside County's Economic Development Agency will be getting a $465000 slice of almost $6 million in new state funds to help veterans from the Middle East wars transition into the civilian job market. The county EDA is one of 13 agencies splitting a ...

Jeanne Shaheen - United States Senator for New Hampshire

The Shaheen-Cochran measure is also supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), CLASP, National Skills ...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hype Aside, 'Green Jobs' Are for Real—And Growing
More than $500 million of stimulus money for education is targeted for green job training. In response, community colleges, vocational schools, universities, labor unions and nonprofits are gearing up to meet the challenge of training students for ...

Labor Department grants to provide vets' job training

Capital Flyer
by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON -- As part of an interagency effort to support America's veterans, the Labor Department announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21000 veterans, many of them homeless or ...

NoVa job training program a roaring success

Washington Post (blog)
By Tom Jackman Recent graduates of Training Futures, a job training program that has a great record of placing participants in higher paying jobs and giving them college credit. (Graham Marsden - Northern Virginia Family Services) Out of an office in ...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Indiana receives $500000 federal grant to help veterans find "green" jobs

Greenfield Daily Reporter
AP The $500000 grant to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development was one of 22 grants totaling $9 million around the nation announced this past week by the US Department of Labor. The Labor Department says the grants are part of the Veterans

Job seekers find area fairs serious work

San Bernardino Sun
Last year, the San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board hosted 10 job fairs and 41 recruitments, which attracted 25000 job seekers. Employers who had the most success with job fairs worked closely with our Business Services Team prior to the event.

Veterans program wins federal funds
By Reporter Staff Swords to Plowshares in Solano and Contra Costa counties will receive $700000 in federal funding to continue its innovative job training programs for veterans in the Bay Area. The funding is part of $28 million in grants awarded ...


RealEstateRama (press release)
The center, which provides transitional housing and job training to homeless veterans in Suffolk and Nassau County, will use the money to fund outreach efforts to homeless veterans at other shelters in Long Island, as well as efforts to connect these ...

Kaiser lauds first class of graduates from its Pathways to LVN Program

Fontana Herald-News
In January of last year, the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center partnered with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and Chaffey Community College to start the first Pathways to LVN Program in San Bernardino County. ...

UH Maui To Get $4.3 Million

Honolulu Civil Beat
The University of Hawaii's Maui College will receive $4.3 million to help continue job training and workforce development, thanks to a federal earmark requested by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. UH-Maui College provides a variety of job training and ...