Excerpt from April 2015 Workforce in Motion eNews:
A more diverse set of workforce programs and services are now available to Brevard’s employers and jobseekers.
In December, the Aerospace Workforce Transition (AWT) National Emergency Grant (NEG) program came to a close joining the world of Workforces’ history books for its unchartered and highly successful efforts — 9,687 Aerospace workers were served with more than 1,633,206 targeted services that helped to re-employ 5,372! We are extremely proud of the entire CareerSource Brevard team and our community partners who made this program a success.
Knowing the AWT program was scheduled to end this past December, staff, Board and Committees, and CSB’s business champions began more than a year ago to strategically approach additional grant opportunities. These efforts have paid off — resulting in a more diverse set of workforce programs and services available to Brevard’s employers and jobseekers. Here is a partial list of the federal, state and local grants — and the partners involved — that we will be reporting on in the months ahead. Let us know if you would like more information on any of them.
Job- Driven Grant with CareerSourceFlagler/ Volusia and CareerSource Alachua/Bradford, the USDOL, and CareerSource Florida. CSB will serve long-term unemployed & unemployment compensation claimants likely to exhaust benefits.
State Workforce Innovation Grant – Career Jump Start for Florida’s Military Youth with CareerSource Escarosa,CareerSource Okaloosa/ Walton, CareerSource Miami/Dade/Monroe and the Department of Economic Opportunity. This innovative regional grant includes development of a “Tool Kit” and “train the trainer” components to support regional workforce boards with military populations.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation Back to Work This 50+ Women’s Economic Stability Initiative includes Eastern Florida State College, Women’s Center of Brevard, Social Innovation Fund and the AARP Foundation. Underemployed/unemployed women, age 50+ and at 200% of poverty level or below, will have access to: information sessions, including computer and financial literacy; job skills training; career coaching; and job search assistance.
And in the works—American Apprenticeship Initiative with various public and private partners and the United States Department of Labor to expand apprenticeship programs in high skill, high wage occupations.
Thanks to that one monumental NEG grant, CSB is able to leverage all that it has learned by delivering these grant programs with an innovative and performance-driven approach to provide positive results for Brevard’s workforce.
For all your workforce needs, contact us today at [email protected] or contact your business liaison directly.