Grant Supports Efforts to Boost Local Education, Career Training

A $120,000 grant awarded by the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) today will improve the ability of local schools and businesses to work together to better prepare students for different career paths, according to Senator Dan Laughlin.

The grant to the Northwest Workforce Development Board will support programs to connect schools, employers, and students to career-related experiences and opportunities locally. Some of the programs could include soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring.

“This grant supports our ongoing efforts to promote job training and economic development in our region,” Senator Laughlin said. “This will help ensure that our students are prepared to compete and be productive in the 21st Century global marketplace.”

The funding was provided through the Business-Education Partnerships grant program, which is administered by L&I and funded by the federal government. The grant to the Northwest Workforce Development Board was one of 19 grants totaling $2.4 million that were awarded statewide in the current round of funding.

Contact:           Matt Azeles          (717) 787-8927                      

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