The University of Hawaii has received $1,485,540 from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants Initiative. UH was one of 68 community colleges and community-based institutions receiving a total of $123 million. The UH grant is earmarked toward health care training.
“The $123 million awarded today will expand enrollment in education and training programs, and provide more workers with the skills they need to succeed,” said Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.
In slightly more than three years, approximately $497 million now has been awarded to 279 community colleges and community-based institutions in 49 states to promote the U.S. workforce’s full potential. Through the first three rounds of these grants, more than 34,000 individuals have completed their education and training, and nearly 85,000 people have participated.