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US Department of Labor awards $1.5M grant to support veterans transitioning to workforce in Texas communities struck hard by pandemic

Houston organization to provide reemployment services, focus on Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding of $1,561,667 for a National Dislocated Worker Grant for Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc. to support employment and training services to eligible transitioning military service members in Texas communities harmed significantly by the pandemic.

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, the grant will support ACS as it provides reemployment services to eligible grant participants, and focuses on Registered Apprenticeships and on-the-job training strategies to meet the needs of local businesses.

A Registered Apprenticeship Program is a proven model of apprenticeship validated by the department or a state apprenticeship agency. RAPs enable more employers to participate and provide them access to larger talent pools trained for entry-level to management positions. The program seeks to meet industry demands and reduce nationwide unemployment rates.

Based in Houston, Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc. is a veteran-owned and staffed organization focused on providing meaningful work and debt-free career pathways to veterans and other underserved populations.

Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses.

 

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
March 17, 2021
Release Number
21-288-NAT
Contact: Grant Vaught
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