Labor Dept. announces training grants


Make text smaller Make text larger





The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced a $1 million Notice of Grant Opportunity to provide greater employment opportunities for females entering the construction trades.

“When women comprise just over 47 percent of New Jersey’s workforce, but less than 10 percent of the workforce in the construction industry, we know we can do better,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo at the Construction-Utilities Industry Summit at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Wednesday. “The Women in Construction Trades grant is an important step in providing more women the opportunity to begin exciting careers in construction.”

The grant is funded by the New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity (NJBUILD) fund, and is estimated to produce four grant awards to be funded at approximately $250,000 each, contingent upon available funding. The grant is expected to be for a 12-month period beginning on Jan. 1, 2019.

In order to meet the employment needs of existing trade unions and private contractors, this funding will only support partnerships with trade unions and private contractors in the development and provision of pre-apprenticeship training and the placement of individuals with labor unions to meet their workforce needs.

For detailed eligibility requirements, and to read the full NGO, please visit: https://nj.gov/labor/forms_pdfs/Programs/NGO/FY19/18012-womeninconstructiontrades.pdf




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Little Sprouts looking for volunteers
NEWTON — Adults interested in volunteering with children during the day are urged to contact the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center in Newton.
Assistance is needed...

Read more »
Image

Springtime on its way
VERNON — Chomping at the seasonal bit, Mother Nature’s sons and daughters in Sussex County are awaiting this week’s coming of Spring.
Hopefully, the...

Read more »
Image

Ogdesnburg ready to approve budget
OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg Mayor George Hutnick said the council is ready to finalize and approve the 2019 Budget.
Chief Financial Officer Mike Marceau will present a...

Read more »
Image

Walking tourism is a popular way to explore — and get fit
The World Tourism Organization of the United Nations says walking tourism has become one of the most popular ways to explore the uniqueness of a place.
In a new report, the...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Area attorneys honored
  • Mar 15, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Lafayette, NJ