ABMA members had a meeting with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) on Monday, April 18. During that meeting, Manoach (Manny) Lamarre discussed a number of workforce development resources and opportunities, which can be found below.
Funding/Grant Opportunities: Grants.gov is your best opportunity to stay abreast of discretionary federal funding opportunities. Creating an account will be the best way to set preferences and receive alerts on a host of funding opportunities at the department for workforce dollars and across other federal agencies. Home | GRANTS.GOV
There’s also a recently launched grants page specific to the U.S. Department of Labor: Department of Labor Grants | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
Registered Apprenticeships: Apprenticeship.gov is our best resource to stay abreast of all things around apprenticeships. Apprenticeship.gov is a comprehensive resource for employers, educators, and career seekers on apprenticeships. It includes resources such as fact sheets, funding opportunities, news and events, and a host of apprenticeship tools. Homepage | Apprenticeship.gov
Job Corps is a voluntary program that prepares young people ages 16-24 with education and hands-on career training for entry-level positions. The Job Corps site also has a lot of relevant information for businesses such as how Job Corps works and how to get connected with Job Corps. Job Corps
Find Workforce Development Boards in your area. WDBs direct federal, state, and local funding to workforce development programs. They also oversee the American Job Centers, where job seekers can get employment information, find out about career development training opportunities, and connect to various programs in their area. Workforce Development Board Finder (careeronestop.org)
O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) enhances businesses’ hiring and retention efforts and supports workers and students to identify and develop workplace skills and enhance career planning with key data on occupational characteristics.