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Caltrans awarded $2.7 million in stimulus job training grants
Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On March 29, 2010 @ 3:11 pm In Aggbeat Online | No Comments
Caltrans today announced that the state has been awarded $2.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job training grants for eight California workforce development centers. California received more than 20 percent of the national share of the grants awarded to 19 states and two territories.
The grants, from the Federal Highway Administration’s “On the Job Training/Supportive Services” program, will fund pre-apprenticeships and training centers in California for women, minorities, veterans, and disadvantaged individuals pursuing careers in the highway construction industry.
“These grants will help to create opportunities during these tough economic times. We are providing crucial job training to people that will help lay the groundwork for jobs and drive California on the road to economic recovery,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a written statement.
California’s grant recipients are the following:
“These grants will provide people the required skills to find jobs in highway construction and create a trained workforce to improve our transportation infrastructure for generations to come,” said Caltrans Director Randy Iwasaki in a Caltrans press release.
Under Governor Schwarzenegger’s leadership, California leads the nation with $2.54 billion in Recovery Act funding obligated to 912 highway, local street, and job training transportation projects statewide. For more information on the Recovery Act, to go http://recovery.ca.gov/ 
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