Building Sustainable Careers Through the Green Jobs Innovation Fund

Posted by Charles Cox - On July 06, 2011 (EST)

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced nearly $38 million in grants for the Green Jobs Innovation Fund.  Six organizations – serving workers in 19 states and the District of Columbia – received a total of $38 million in funding to help existing career training programs leverage Registered Apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeship programs and community-based partnerships in building sustainable green career pathways. The Green Jobs Innovation Fund was authorized under the Workforce Investment Act to help workers receive job training in green industry sectors. "This grant program is an important part of the administration's efforts to equip workers with the skills they need to succeed in green industry jobs," said Secretary Solis. "These are smart investments in the green energy jobs of today and the green energy economy of the future."

Please read the Secretary's blog on what the Green Jobs Innovation Fund awards mean for job training, the environment, the American worker, and our economy.




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