NJDOL Announces $6 Million Award for Minority and Female Construction Training

Recently, a $6 million grant for qualified organisations to support training opportunities for minorities and women in construction and allied professions was announced by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL).

This award supports outreach and job skill training as part of the New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity’s (NJBUILD) Women and Minorities in Construction Trades programme. It tries to remove financial obstacles brought on by a person’s unwillingness to invest in their own skill development and preparation for the workforce.

The grant’s goal is to connect women and underrepresented groups to quality occupations and training opportunities, such as apprenticeships or work in the building and construction sectors. The NJDOL describes Registered Apprenticeship programmes as training methods that integrate classroom instruction with paid on-the-job training in building and construction to assure successful placement into employment.

Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo said, “With NJBUILD, we’re engaging with both participants and employers to ensure underrepresented populations have a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in the building trades.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s dedication to greening New Jersey and its economy is strengthened by support from NJBUILD. Trade construction jobs, such as those in offshore wind, energy, efficiency, environmental infrastructure, grid infrastructure, storage, solar, and weatherization, will receive $2,000,000 of the grant allocation for qualified participants.

According to Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, “Equity has been a key principle of Governor Murphy’s administration and is at the foundation of all parts of our department’s work.

Send your letter of intent by March 31 and your application by April 6 to be taken into consideration as a possible award recipient. The application and the letter are both due at noon.

Public training providers, community-based organisations, labour organisations, employers and contractors, public or private non-profit organisations, county or municipal governments, and trade organisations representing a specific trade, group of trades, contractors, or employers are all eligible to apply as the lead applicant.

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