Job Training

 

Employment Training Services – Adult

$500 million was included for the Adult State Grants

Vermont will receive $1.2 million in formula funding

Purpose:To train unemployed adults and ensure that supportive services and needs-related payments are available to support the employment and training needs of priority populations, including recipients of public assistance and other low-income individuals.
Type: Formula funding to states to facilitate increased training of individuals for high-demand occupations.
Agency: Vermont Department of Labor, Workforce Development Division
Phone: (802) 828-4000 Press 3-  Press 3 again

Employment Training Services - Dislocated Workers

$1.25 billion was included for the Dislocated Workers State Grants

Vermont will receive $1.4 million in formula funding

Purpose: To assure that supportive services and needs-related payments that may be necessary for an individual's participation in job training are a part of the dislocated worker service strategy.                            

Agency: Vermont Department of Labor, Workforce Development Division
 Phone: (802) 828-4000 Press 3-  Press 3 again

Employment Training Services – Youth

$1.2 billion was included for the Dislocated Workers State Grants.

Vermont will receive $3 million in formula funding.

Purpose: To create summer employment opportunities for youth and language applying the work readiness performance indicator to such summer jobs is included as an appropriate measure for those activities. Year-round youth activities are also envisioned.
Phone: (802) 828-4000 Press 3-  Press 3 again

Employment Services

$250 million was included for Wagner-Peyser employment services

Vermont will receive $1.3 million in formula funding.

Purpose: Formula funding to states for reemployment services to connect unemployment insurance claimants to employment and training opportunities that will facilitate their reentry to employment. 
Phone: (802) 828-4000  Press 3-  Press 3 again

Dislocated Worker Assistance National Reserve 

$200 million was included for DOL National Emergency Grants 

Agency: U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Division

Type: Competitive Grants 
Purpose: Provides services for at-risk youth, who gain education and occupational credentials while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing. 
Phone: 877-872-5627 (One-Stop Career Center Help Line) 

Green Jobs Training

$500 million was included for grants to train workers in energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs 

Purpose: These funds are designated for projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy as described in the Green Jobs Act of 2007
 Phone: 877-872-5627 (One-Stop Career Center Help Line) 
 

Training and Employment Notice
The Dept. of Labor issued Training and Employment Notice 44-08 containing the Employment and Training Administration's initial plans for awarding $500 million in competitive green job training funds under ARRA so that interested organizations can begin to plan for the application process.
 
The Dept. of Labor issued Training and Employment Notice Guidance Letter No. 22-08 to assist state workforce agencies designated by the governor as "cooperating state agencies" in implementing the provisions of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.