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ETA News Release: [07/07/2005]
Contact Name: David James or Mike Volpe
Phone Number: (202) 693-4676
Release Number: 05-1233-NAT

U.S. Labor Department Announces Winners of $15.6 Million for Youth Offender Projects

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today announced winners of a competition for grants totaling $15.6 million to prepare youth offenders for successful entry into the workforce. Sixteen organizations from a pool of 168 applicants from across the country won a competition for awards ranging from about $851,000 to $1 million.

“These grants will help young people turn their lives around and give them an opportunity to take a more positive path in the future,” said Secretary Chao.

A competitive solicitation for grant applications was issued April 22 seeking projects consistent with both the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative and the Labor Department's Youth Vision.

These grants will provide occupational training, on-the-job training, apprenticeship opportunities, internships and other work-based learning to help former offenders gain the skills for which high growth industries have strong demand. Winning projects will focus on addressing the workforce needs of growing industries that provide employment opportunities and potential for advancement.

“Winners of these grants have been selected because they can help these young people prepare for employment with an array of services ranging from acquiring new or additional skills to helping them enter community and four-year colleges,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Emily Stover DeRocco. “These grants will provide these youth, who do not have a long work history, good employment opportunities to help put their past behind them and begin to realize their potential.”

For more information on the Department of Labor's employment and training programs, including the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative, please visit www.doleta.gov.

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Youth Offender High Growth / High Demand Project Award Recipients 

AWARDEE

 

CITY

 

STATE

 

AMOUNT

Improved Solutions

 

Dayton

 

OH

 

$1,000,000

Community Learning Center, Inc.

 

Fort Worth

 

TX

 

$970,566

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc.

 

Hammond

 

LA

 

$1,000,000

Suncoast Workforce Board, Inc.

 

Sarasota

 

FL

 

$994,248

Cuyahoga County

 

Cleveland

 

OH

 

$1,000,000

The Bridge

 

Imperial Beach

 

CA

 

$1,000,000

Worksystems, Inc.

 

Portland

 

OR

 

$1,000,000

Aspen Diversified Industries Services., Inc.

 

Colorado Springs

 

CO

 

$851,249

Colors of Success, Inc.

 

Salt Lake City

 

UT

 

$952,394

Goodwill Industries – Suncoast

 

St. Petersburg

 

FL

 

$996,289

The Oregon Consortium

 

Albany

 

OR

 

$1,000,000

Workforce Connections, Inc.

 

LaCrosse

 

WI

 

$934,679

Camden County WIB

 

Cherry Hill

 

NJ

 

$1,000,000

DCCCD – Richland College

 

Dallas

 

TX

 

$1,000,000

Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona, Inc.

 

Phoenix

 

AZ

 

$999,005

State of Oklahoma

 

Stillwater

 

OK

 

$1,000,000

 

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.