US to invest Rs.100 crores on training of H-1B businesses (File Photo)
The US on Thursday announced $ 150 million (over Rs 1,100 crore) to invest in training medium to high-skilled H-1B businesses in key sectors of the economy.
- Last Updated:September 26, 2020, 11:32 AM IST
These businesses will be trained
The labor department said in a statement that among the trades that will be imparted training, information technology, cyber security, advance manufacturing and transport are the main ones. The H-1B One Workforce Grant Program will be used in these businesses to maintain the current workforce and to train a new generation of workers for the future.
Lessons from the Corona epidemic, now doing this workThe Department of Labor also said in its statement that the coronovirus epidemic has not only caused a disruption in the labor market but has also forced many education and training providers and employers to rethink the problems created by the epidemic. In this grant program, the Employment and Training Department of the Labor Department has considered encouraging a better workforce system to make this funding effective. This improved workforce system will teach applicants new training strategies as well as new methods of training delivery and other technologies. Through local public-private partnerships, the grantee will train individuals with the skills necessary to pursue a career path for employment in medium to high-skilled H-1B businesses within key industry sectors in their communities.
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Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pollash said that the US Department of Labor is challenging all communities in the country to think of them as ‘One Workforce’. In today’s job environment, it is important that local organizations work together instead of working separately. Our mission is to create seamless community partnerships to create a career path for local jobbers to work in medium-to-high-skilled occupations in the areas related to cyber security, advance manufacturing and transportation.