Grant to Help KC Train High-Tech Talent in the Metro
April 16, 2012 in News
According to a story reported in last week’s Kansas City Star, the Full Employment Council in Missouri will evenly split a $5 million federal grant with the Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City, Kansas City Kansas Community College and Workforce Partnership in Kansas. The grant is designed to help these organizations train and prepare workers in Kansas City with the skills they need to fill the high-level technology positions readily available throughout the metro.
What is particularly exciting about this announcement is that these funds will enable local workforce development agencies to connect employers with newly trained, high-tech talent from the metro area within the year. Known locally as Earn IT & Learn IT, the H1B grant initiative is funded through fees collected from companies seeking H1B visas that currently fill gaps in Kansas City’s IT workforce with foreign workers.
To read more on this story, visit the article in Friday’s Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/12/3552949/area-wins-millions-to-train-high.html