WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor will give $474.5 million in grants to universities and community colleges across the U.S. to develop innovative job training programs in partnership with local employers, the agency announced.
A total of 57 grants will support 183 job training projects at 190 schools in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, the Labor Department said. The grants will expand programs in growing industries such as transportation, advanced manufacturing and health care, it said.
The Labor Department is collaborating with the Department of Education on the job training programs, the Labor Department said. The Commerce Department is also encouraging employers to collaborate with local colleges eligible for funding through the grants program, it said.
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