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High Growth Webinar July30

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    • High Growth and Emerging Industries Webinar
      July 30, 2009
    • Recovery Act Competitive Grants
      Health Care Sector and Other High Growth and Emerging Industries
      $220 million
      Expect $125 million to health care sector projects, $95 million to high growth and emerging industries
      Purpose: Teach workers the necessary skills for, and help them pursue careers in, health care and other high growth and emerging industry sectors
    • High growth and emerging industries
      Industries being transformed by technology and innovation, requiring new skills for workers
      Information technology
      Advanced manufacturing
      Wireless and broadband deployment
      Transportation and warehousing
    • High growth and emerging industries criteria
      Address current and forecasted workforce shortages
      Provide workers with paths to career enhancing opportunities in high growth, high demand and economically vital sectors of the economy
    • Criteria for targeted industry
      It is projected to add substantial numbers of new jobs to the economy
      It is being transformed by technology and innovation requiring new skill sets for workers
      It is a new and emerging industry projected to grow
    • Other Recovery Act Programs
      Encouraged to connect to other Recovery Act funded projects
      Department of Energy
      Department of Transportation
      Links to other Recovery Act Web sites found at
    • Eligible Applicants
      Public entities or private nonprofit entities
      Must be legal entities
      May include
      Workforce Investment Boards and their One-stop systems
      Education and training providers
      Labor organizations
      Health care providers
      Faith-based and community organizations
    • Required Partners
      Must include one entity from each of the following three categories:
      Public workforce investment system
      Public and private employers
      The education and training community
      Secondary schools, community and technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, apprenticeship programs, technical and vocational training institutions
    • Goal of including these partners
      Ensure applicants are maximizing available resources
      Ensure that individual participants will have all the support they need to successfully complete training, overcome barriers to employment, and obtain jobs and advance along career ladders
    • Other partners
      Nonprofit organizations with direct access to target populations
      Labor organizations: labor unions and labor-management organizations
      National, state and local foundations which focus on assisting participants served through the project
      State and local social service agencies that provide supportive services
    • Characteristics of training activities
      Lead to employment, and include training that
      Address skills and competencies demanded by the industries targeted
      Support participants advancement along a defined career pathway
      Result in an employer- or industry-recognized certificate or degree during the period of performance
      Convenient times and places
      Integrate occupational with basic skills training
    • Allowable Activities
      Classroom occupational training
      On-the –job training activities that lead to permanent employment
      Programs leading to Registered Apprenticeships
      Contextualized learning
      Internship programs
      Customized training
      Basic skills training
      Initial assessment of skill levels
      Job search and placement assistance
      Updating curriculum
    • Eligible Participants
      Unemployed workers
      Dislocated workers
      Incumbent workers who need training to secure full-time employment, advance their careers or retain their current occupations
    • Summary
      45-65 grants
      Range from $2 to $5 million each
      Automotive: Clearwater and Ramsey counties in MN
      Closing date for applications October 5, 2009
      36 month period of performance from date of execution of grant
      Webinar on August 12, 2009, 3 pm EDT at http://www.workforce3one.org