Category: job training

Request for Proposals: William G. McGowan Grants for Projects That Address Homelessness

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has issued a request for proposals for projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals. The fund will award grants for initiatives that seek to correct, and ultimately eradicate, the circumstances contributing to the condition of homelessness. Programs must include education or job training, placement, and retention as well as …

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Could ‘ban the box’ find bipartisan support in North Carolina?

From the Raleigh North Carolina News & Observer By Will Doran wdoran@newsobserver.com RALEIGH Every year, tens of thousands of North Carolinians find themselves readjusting to life as convicted criminals, adding to the population of people whose record makes it difficult to find legitimate work. Now, a group of state legislators is trying to make it …

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Bevin Launches Pilot Project Developing Work Skills for Prisoners

WKMS By the Associated Press and Matt Markgraf Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is starting a pilot project aimed at making sure more of Kentucky’s prisoners get the skills needed to find jobs once they’re released. The initiative is called “Justice to Journeyman.” It will put inmates on track to earn credentials in skilled trades that …

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