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US Department of Labor awards $125 million in final round of Community-Based Job Training Grants


Yuut Elitnaurviat Peoples Learning Center Inc. in Bethel, Alaska receives $2.5 million grant

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $125 million in grants to 41 community colleges and organizations, including a $2.5 million grant for vocational training, awarded to Yuut Elitnaurviat Peoples Learning Center Inc., in Bethel, Alaska.  This round is the fifth and final 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.   Of the full amount, nearly $74 million is dedicated to applicants that have never received a Community-Based Job Training Grant.

"The $125 million awarded today will create opportunities for working Americans to train for high-demand occupations with the help of our nationwide community college system," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.  "Our goal is to help workers across the country prepare for and secure good jobs, and with support from these colleges and other critical stakeholders, we'll ensure we reach a broad base of individuals in need."



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 (can include the long-term unemployed, such as individuals who have been unemployed for six months or more), dislocated and incumbent.



The 41 grants awarded today will support projects in 26 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.



Over the last four years, approximately $622 million has been awarded to 301 community colleges and other organizations in 49 states to promote job training, education and the U.S. workforce's full potential.  More than 147,000 individuals have received education and training through the first four rounds of these grants.



For more information on the Department of Labor's employment and training programs and the Community-Based Job Training Grants, visit http://www.doleta.gov/business/Community-BasedJobTrainingGrants.cfm.



Editor's Note: A chart reflecting the dollar amounts benefiting each grantee follows this news release.





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U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov.  The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request.  Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.  The Labor Department is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations.  For more information, please visit http://www.dol.gov/compliance.













2010 Community-Based Job Training Grants (in order by grantee name)

Grant Recipients



City

State

Industry

Amount

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education*

Montgomery

Ala.

Industrial Maintenance

$4,937,950

Alamo Community College District

San Antonio

Texas

Allied Health & Green Jobs

$2,546,538

Anne Arundel Workforce Development doing business as AAWDC*

Millersville

Md.

Cyber Security/Information Assurance

$4,953,036

Arkansas State University-Newport*

Newport

Ark.

Transportation & Agriculture

$4,326,254

Central Arizona College

Coolidge

Ariz.

Energy

$2,182,003

Crowder College

Neosho

Mo.

Health Care Technology

$2,776,953

East Central Community College*

Decatur

Miss.

Manufacturing, Health care and Information Technology

$1,778,702

Everett Community College

Everett

Wash.

Health Care

$4,844,998

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell

Mont.

Health Care

$2,951,196

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Fla.

Port Operations

$2,983,141

George C. Wallace  Community College*

Dothan

Ala.

Nuclear Energy

$2,995,970

Grayson County College Foundation, Inc.*

Denison

Texas

Hospitality

$1,028,500

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown

Md.

Energy Tech

$1,794,617

Hennepin Technical College*

Brooklyn Park

Minn.

Biotech Manufacturing

$2,615,965

Indianapolis Private Industry Council Inc.*

Indianapolis

Ind.

Information Technology

$2,953,783

Jewish Vocational Service*

Los Angeles

Calif.

Homeland Security

$3,000,000

Lake Land College

Mattoon

Ill.

Green-Building, Retrofitting and Solar

$2,542,762

Mohawk Valley Community College*

Utica

N.Y.

Cyber Security

$2,778,237

Neosho County Community College*

Chanute

Kan.

Health Care

$1,589,510

New England Institute of Technology*

Warwick

R.I.

Health Information Technology

$2,836,489

Northeastern Junior College*

Sterling

Colo.

Wind Energy

$1,323,000

Peralta Community College District-Merritt College

Oakland

Calif.

Green Construction and Energy Management

$2,905,394



Polk State College

Winter Haven

Fla.

Manufacturing

$2,911,597

Portland Community College

Portland

Ore.

Health Care

$4,841,299

Research Foundation on behalf of Borough of Manhattan Community College*

New York

N.Y.

Health Care

$2,999,619

Roane State Community College*

Harriman

Tenn.

Emerging Advanced Materials - Carbon Fiber & Solar Energy

$2,865,166

Salt Lake Community College

Taylorsville

Utah

Digital Art

$2,702,436

San Jacinto Community College District*

Pasadena

Texas

Health Care

$4,766,636

San Mateo County Human Services Agency*

Belmont

Calif.

Energy

$2,565,640

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica

Calif.

Recycling & Resource Management

$4,877,451

St. Johns River Community College*

Palatka

Fla.

Health Care

$1,992,479

St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment

St. Louis

Mo.

Green Jobs, Health Care, and IT

$4,404,781

State Center Community College District*

Fresno

Calif.

Health Care

$2,999,913

Suffolk County Community College

Selden

N.Y.

Renewable Energy

$1,877,305

Valdosta Technical College Foundation Inc.*

Valdosta

Ga.

Health Care

$3,422,075

Vincennes University

Vincennes

Ind.

Construction Trades

$1,046,571

Virginia Highlands Community College*

Abingdon

Va.

Health IT

$4,754,578

Westmoreland County Community College*

Youngwood

Pa.

Natural Gas Drilling & Production

$4,964,534

Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas*

Arlington

Texas

Logistics

$2,786,003

Yuut Elitnaurviat - Peoples Learning Center Inc.*

Bethel

Alaska

Vocational Training

$2,588,658

Zane State College

Zanesville

Ohio

Energy

$2,988,261

*Denotes a first-time Community Based grant recipient

TOTAL = $125,000,000





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