Grants Available in Workforce Development
The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration awarded the MS Department of Employment Services (MDES) a Dislocated Worker Training National Emergency Grant (NEG). The WIN Job Centers seek to expand its services to individuals who are dislocated and could benefit from workforce training. Training will be directed to activities that lead to credentials and should have a linkage to employment, such as internships or work experience, where feasible. Such activities may include class-size training and remedial training as necessary. Training may also be coordinated with other activities to provide participants with the necessary re-employment services such as resume writing, interviewing skills, job search assistance, and other activities to help participants obtain employment.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is also a component of this grant and does not require a credential attainment. However, OJT may include a formal training component that leads to a credential. OJT opportunities must be provided under a contract with an employer.
A dislocated worker is defined as someone who is unemployed through no fault of their own, such as physically unable to do their job, lay-offs, plant closings, etc.
For more information, contact Tina Harris, ECCC Basic Skills Specialist & NEG Grant Coordinator, at 601-635-6304, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.