The Department of Labor recently announced an exciting grant opportunity called Youth Career Connect that will award up to $100 million in grant funds to 25 to 40 grantees using funding from H-1B fees. In response to industry skill shortages in high-growth industries and occupations, Congress established the H-1B visa category for non-immigrants seeking work in high-skill or specialty occupations (in industries such as engineering, information technology, and health care), and imposed a user fee on employers for H-1B visa applications.
The Youth Career Connect grant, due January 27, 2014, funding will provide high school students with education and training that combines rigorous academic and technical curricula focused on specific high-growth industries and occupations for which employers are using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers. The grants will also provide the related activities necessary to support such training in order to increase participants’ employability in H-1B in-demand industries and occupations.
For more information about this grant opportunity, go to http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm, www.doleta.gov/ycc, and http://www.doleta.gov/ycc/pdf/Youth_Career_Connect_SGA_13-01.pdf
Modified On : November 26, 2013
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