U.S. Department of Labor Announces TechHire Grants

Published jun. 28, 2016

Over $150 million in the H-1B TechHire grant program has been awarded to 39 partnerships providing training in 25 states across the country. JFF is honored to be a part of 2 of these awards.

Indianapolis, IN: GOAL! Growing Opportunities in America for Latinos! Expanding Language and Technical Skills for U.S. Workers ($3.2 million)

GOAL!: Growing Opportunities in America for Latinos!, a project led by AFL-CIO Labor Institute for Training, Inc. (LIFT), will enhance and expand English language and advanced manufacturing technical skills for 400 residents with limited English proficiency in the TechHire community of Indianapolis and across the state of Indiana. In partnership with Jobs for the Future and Indiana Adult Education, GOAL! will leverage English acquisition instruction from Indiana Department of Workforce Development, contextualize literacy courses in the manufacturing sector, and raise awareness of manufacturing opportunities in the Latino community.

New York, Maryland, and Washington, DC: Pathway to Tech Careers—Providing Multi-Tiered Training Model to Improve Skills of Young, Low-Wage, and Veteran Workers ($5 million)

Jobs for the Future’s Pathways to Tech Careers program will establish and expand accelerated training programs that prepare youth and young adults with barriers to employment for high-wage, high-demand careers in IT in New York City; Washington, DC; and Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County and Howard County, MD. Three different training programs, built through partnerships with Per Scholas and General Assembly, include web development boot camps, training in data analytics, and IT security will be catered to 450 young adults, veterans and other displaced workers. PTC will build on the national presence of JFF, General Assembly, and Per Scholas to demonstrate multiple strategies to move individuals from entry-level jobs into the middle-class with tech training.

Read the full release here.

Read JFF's brief about TechHire sites here.