Late last month, the Obama Administration announced that it will launch a grant competition through the Department of Labor for regional sector partnerships among community colleges, public workforce programs, employers, and other training providers to provide tuition-free training for in-demand jobs. The goals of the grant initiative are to:
- Increase opportunities for underemployed and low-wage workers
- Expand employer engagement; and
- Strengthen education and training performance.
We applaud the President’s commitment to investing in sector partnerships as community-based solutions to our nation’s unemployment crisis. Click here for full details on the president’s announcement, and click here to access a free download of the latest publication from JobsFirstNYC, which explores the promises of sector partnerships for younger workers.