Tuesday, March 3, 2009

WIRED Region Receives $2 Million STEM Grant

A U.S. Department of Labor Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grant brings $2 million over three years to the WIRED region in NW Oregon and SW Washington. The grant will boost training resources to prepare individuals for jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math. The grant will also help us better understand and meet the needs of the region’s STEM-related employers for a highly skilled workforce.

More than 615 youth and dislocated workers are expected to benefit from these resources!

Thank you to our WIRED partner, the SW Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), for taking the lead in pursuing this grant.

In July 2007, Oregon was awarded a $5 million WIRED grant to fund regional approaches to talent development. Worksystems, Inc. administers the initiative on behalf of the 10-county region.

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