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Workforce News & TrendsSep 26, 2017

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s RISE (Reentry through Industry Specific Education) Project is currently seeking candidates for the program. Now entering its sixth year, the successful construction job-training program focuses on individuals 17-24 who need to earn their GED.

Source: South Pittsburgh Reporter

Workforce News & TrendsAug 14, 2017

Allegheny County, on behalf of DHS and the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative, is soliciting proposals for a vocational training program in the Allegheny County Jail. The goal of the vocational training program is to assist Allegheny County Jail Reentry Program participants in completing a certified or credentialed training program that will enable them to obtain employment in a vocational field following release from the Jail.

Workforce News & TrendsAug 7, 2017

Grant opportunities announced by US Department of Labor, US Department of Education and National Science Foundation.

Workforce News & TrendsJul 20, 2017

The Office of Refugee Resettlement within the US Department of Health and Human Services will provide funding to implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. 

Deadline: August 29, 2017. 

Workforce News & TrendsJul 14, 2017

Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday the latest departure from his cabinet - Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino.

Source: PA HomePage

Workforce News & TrendsJun 7, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education announces federal funding opportunties available to public and private non-profit organizations.

Workforce News & TrendsFeb 6, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to fund design & development pilots that aim to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in STEM. NSF calls for bold, innovative ways to solve broadening participation challenges in STEM.

Deadline: Preliminary proposal, Feb. 14, 2017. Full proposal, May 16, 2017.

Workforce News & TrendsFeb 1, 2017

Employers need skilled workers; young people want a path to a good job without accruing lots of debt. 

This article, from The Atlantic CityLab, is the first in a three-part series on apprenticeship in the United States.

Source: The Atlantic CityLab

Workforce News & TrendsJan 6, 2017

Help with navigating everyday challenges—like housing, transportation, and child care—can be key to completing job training, a new report finds.

Source: The Atlantic CityLab

Workforce News & TrendsDec 12, 2016

The National Skills Coalition has developed a new blueprint for putting millions of young people and adults across the country on a pathway toward good paying, middle-skill jobs while helping American businesses compete and grow.

Workforce News & TrendsNov 29, 2016

Legislators to extend Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant

Workforce News & TrendsOct 19, 2016

The Atlantic's Alana Semuels discusses the struggle of America's forgotten workers

Workforce News & TrendsSep 8, 2016

Local planning for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is underway, and adult educators should weigh in. That’s the message of a new fact sheet from the National Skills Coalition.