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U.S. Announces $150 Million For H-1B Workforce Training Program

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The U.S. Department of Labor  is making $150 million available through the H-1B One Workforce Grant Program to support training for middle-to-high-skilled H-1B occupations in key sectors in the American economy, including information technology and cyber security, advanced manufacturing and transportation, to upskill the present workforce and train a new generation of workers to grow the future workforce. 

The coronavirus pandemic has not only caused disruptions in the labor market, but also forced many education and training providers and employers to rethink how to deliver training. In this grant program, the Department's Employment and Training Administration set out to streamline funding and resources to encourage a more integrated workforce system that will encourage applicants to provide an innovative mix of training strategies, leveraging innovative modes of training delivery, including online, distance, and other technology-enabled learning.

Through local public/private partnerships, grantees will deploy training to provide individuals in their communities with skills necessary to advance career pathways to employment in middle- to high-skilled H-1B occupations within key industry sectors. Training models will include a broad range of classroom and on-the-job training, customized training, incumbent worker training, Registered Apprenticeship Programs, and Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

From U.S. Department of Labor
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