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2012 March 19 - 12:00 am

GRANTS AND GIFTS:

  • Through a $4.8 million H-1B Technical Skills Training grant from the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, Northeast Iowa Community College, along with 25 workforce, education, economic development, and employer partners will implement “Skill Up,” a comprehensive IT training solution for the greater Dubuque region. The grant will allow NICC and its educational partners to offer IT training for those currently working as well as the unemployed so that workers complete the program with the necessary IT skills in the manufacturing, health care, and professional and business services fields.

  • TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, recently donated $14,700 to the Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.) Foundation in Branchburg as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community. The RVCC Foundation is the fund-raising arm of Raritan Valley Community College. The contribution from the TD Charitable Foundation will enable RVCC to work with Bound Brook High School to implement Primed for College Success, a college-readiness project. Primed for College Success will provide current BBHS juniors with early intervention measures to promote college math readiness skills that will lead to their academic success in high school and college. Participating students will have the opportunity to address identified skills gaps, reducing the need for possible costly remediation at the post-secondary level. In addition, the initiative will give college-bound students at BBHS the opportunity to take college-level math classes and earn college credit during their senior year of high school.

  • Central Piedmont Community College (N.C) and partners — Siemens Energy, Novant Health, IBM, Business Control Systems, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board, the Centralina Workforce Development Board and the North Carolina Technology Association — have been awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for a regional effort to strengthen the information technology skills of workers. CPCC will administer the grant and direct the “Regional Effort to Advance Charlotte Information Technology” or “REACH IT” initiative. REACH IT will use two training strategies over a four-year period: 1) customized training for incumbent workers, many of whom may already have a college degree, and 2) targeted certification training for the long-term unemployed. The initiative has the potential to impact more than 2,500 workers.
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