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$240MM for H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants Announced by DOL

Posted by Karen Pollak on Sat, May 07, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

The Department of Labor announced the availability of approximately $240 million in funds for an H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants program. This grant program is designed to provide education, training, and job placement assistance in the occupations and industries for which employers are using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers, and the related activities necessary to support such training. The Department will make awards to two types of training grants:  at least $150 million will be awarded to grantees that provide On-the-Job Training (OJT) to all participants and the remainder will be awarded to those that use other training strategies.

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