Youth CareerConnect Program

Grant

Award

  • Award Min: $2,000,000.00
  • Award Max: $7,000,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Jan 27, 2014

Eligibility:
As stated under Section 414(c) of ACWIA, grants under this SGA will be awarded to partnerships of public and private sector entities. (see announcement for more details.)

Purpose:
The Program Is Designed To Provide High School Students
With Education And Training That Combines Rigorous Academic And
Technical Curricula Focused On Specific In-demand Occupations And
Industries For Which Employers Are Using H-1B Visas To Hire Foreign
Workers As Well As The Related Activities Necessary To Support Such
Training To Increase Participants' Employability In H-1B In-demand
Industries And Occupations. Furthermore, Given The Large Number Of H-1B
Visas In Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM) Industries,
Pending High Quality Proposals, DOL Expects A Large Share Of The Grants
To Support Education And Training In STEM Industries. The Ultimate
Goals For The Program Are To Ensure That Participants Gain Academic And
Occupational Skills By Completing The Program And Graduating From High
School; Move Into A Positive Placement Following High School That
Includes Unsubsidized Employment, Post-secondary Education, Long-term
Occupational Skills Training, Or Registered Apprenticeship; Obtain An
Industry-recognized Credential In An H-1B Industry Or Occupation For
Those Industries Where Credential Attainment Is Feasible By Program
Completion, In Addition To A High School Diploma; And Earn Post-
Secondary Credit Towards A Degree Or Credit-bearing Certificate Issued
By An Institution Of Higher Education.

Additional Info:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariam Ferro, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3968.