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Workforce Development

Webinar: Effective Use of the US Department of Labor Ready to Work Grants

Skills for America’s Future held a webinar on the Ready to Work grant program.

Recently, in response to the need to help place long-term unemployed Americans in full-time jobs, the White House announced that the Administration would make $150 million in H1-B Visa funds available to support local workforce partnerships. These Ready to Work funds will help local workforce investment boards, community colleges and other local training providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, business associations and others groups train, place and support the long-term unemployed. These grants will be administered by the US Department of Labor (DOL). DOL expects to provide grant funds to 20-30 such public-private partnerships around the country.

While these grants may be significant in size, many applicants have questions on how they might effectively use the funds.  This webinar will provide potential grantees with strategies for employer engagement, serving with the long-term unemployed, and targeting H-1B occupations and industries.

Rene Bryce-Laporte, Aspen Institute

John Colborn – Skills for America’s Future
Byron Auguste – White House, National Economic Council
Neil Ruiz – Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Program
Marie Lynch – Skills for Chicagoland’s Future
Joe Carbone – The WorkPlace

Inquiries maybe directed to Rene Bryce-Laporte at

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Event information
Thu Apr 3, 2014
2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT+0000