Linking Workforce Investments Across Federal Agencies

Posted by Charles Cox - On October 01, 2010 (EST)

The United States Department of Labor in conjunction with the Departments of Education and Energy are collaborating in their efforts to link the United States workforce to jobs, training and education opportunities funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).  The goal of this collaboration is to efficiently and effectively advance existing and future training and education programs; avoid duplication of effort; fill skill deficiencies; optimize matching of training programs with employment needs; provide career ladders, lattices and pathways for American workers; and provide for and build a skilled workforce in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors.  Each Department is committed to collaborating in this effort that will ultimately benefit the U.S. economy and its workforce both today and over the long-term. 

As part of this effort, the Department of Labor is encouraging the public workforce system to coordinate with its state and local partners to link dislocated workers, under-employed workers and first time workers to the training and educational opportunities funded through the Recovery Act; specifically, the Department of Energy investments.  Likewise, you are encouraged to link employers and local industries to the training and educational programs funded by the Recovery Act as a source for a reliable and skilled workforce.  To explore possible connections between a myriad of federal agency investments, please see the attached document for a complete listing. 

For a complete listing of Recovery Act Investments, please visit the Recovery Act Website.  In the resources section of the Green Jobs CoP you can find the Excel file, Recovery Act Grants – Department of Labor and Energy

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