The United States on Thursday announced $ 150 million to invest in training for mid-to-high-skilled H1B occupations in key sectors of the US economy.
Among these sectors, the most important are information technology, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, transportation, in which the H-1B One Workforce grant program would be used to improve the skills of the workforce. current and training a new generation of workers to grow the future workforce, the Ministry of Labor. He told me.
In this grant program, the Ministry’s Employment and Training Administration set out to streamline funding and resources to foster a more integrated workforce system that will push applicants to deliver an innovative mix training strategies, taking advantage of innovative methods. to deliver training, including online, remote and with other technologies.
The US Department of Labor is challenging communities to think as ‘One Workforce’,” Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch said. “In the current job environment, it is critical that local organizations work as one, instead of independent parts of a process. Our goal is to create seamless community partnerships to build career pathways for local job seekers to enter middle-to-high-skilled occupations in the cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, and transportation sectors,” he further added.
These associations will work in a coordinated approach to prepare a qualified workforce in an economic region. All applicants must show that they are mobilizing at least 25% of the requested grant funds, he added.