Ohio Workforce Initiative Association’s Business Resource Network (BRN) Expansion Project Highlights Successes
BY Matt Falter, Project Director
Our 6 LWIAs, covering 16 counties in Ohio, continue to report successful implementation of the BRN – a WIF-funded project focused on the collaboration and implementation of business services from a regional perspective. The project, which is on pace to far exceed the measureable outcomes identified in the initial grant proposal to USDOL reports the following:As of May 31, 608 businesses have participated in an in-depth, one-on-one interview with a member of the BRN team to identify current challenges and opportunities the company is facing. Of the 608 businesses interviewed, 452 customized proposals have been delivered to the companies that identify a variety of ... Read More...
The Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of up to $53 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grant program and anticipates awarding between 8 - 15 grants. These funds support innovative approaches that generate long-term improvements in the performance of the public workforce system, outcomes for job seekers and employers, and cost-effectiveness. All projects funded under the WIF will be rigorously evaluated in order to build a body of knowledge about what works in workforce development.
For information on the Workforce Innovation Fund grant solicitation please visit: http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/SGA-DFA-PY-13-06.pdf
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