This week, we discovered workforce trainings in California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, and Puerto Rico. Take a look to see if there’s a pathway for you.
From California: Los Angeles Daily News reports nonprofit Homeboy Industries – which provides services to former gang members – has received $1 million from BMO Financial Group to expand its workforce development and training hub.
From Florida: Patch Tampa reports the Urban League of Hillsborough County has received federal funds to provide 25 people with paid, 17-week pre-apprenticeships in professions including solar energy, mechanics, and retail.
From Indiana: Chalkbeat Indiana reports companies are engaging high school students to learn trades including underground utility location work.
From Kansas: Fort Scott Biz reports eight organizations have received state funds to boost registered apprenticeship opportunities.
From Puerto Rico: The Weekly Journal reports the U.S. National Science Foundation has announced a more-than-$5 million investment to establish a STEM education and research center at the Arecibo Observatory site.
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