Grant to Provide Above Entry-level Work Opportunities - Casper Area Chamber of Commerce Individuals who have barriers mainly to education and employment can now find help in earning degrees, industry certifications, and state an
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Grant to Provide Above Entry-level Work Opportunities

Posted on April 30th, 2018

Individuals who have barriers mainly to education and employment can now find help in earning degrees, industry certifications, and state and national licenses that will provide them above entry-level work opportunities through America’s Promise Grant at Casper College. “America's Promise Grant offers qualifying individuals up to $2,450 in tuition assistance towards advancing their current career or helping them pursue a new career in over 70 degree and certificate programs and continuing education options available at Casper College,” said Joy Shain, workforce training specialist at the college. The grant targets five high-growth, high-demand, middle- to high-level occupations in the following industries: advanced manufacturing, education services, financial service, healthcare, and information technology and IT related industries. An H1-B grant, America’s Promise is designed to train or retrain American workers for positions that would otherwise be filled by qualified foreign nationals who obtain an HI-B Work Visa. Those eligible for the program must be 18 years of age or older, unemployed, underemployed, an incumbent worker, or a veteran or eligible spouse. According to Shain, barriers to education and employment can include such areas as low income, first-generation college student, low educational attainment, underprepared for college-level courses, single parent, disabled, homeless, previous incarceration, nonnative English speaker, and others. On July 1, 2017, Casper College joined a consortium grant, Educating Toward Economic Diversity Partnership, with Northern Wyoming Community College District – Sheridan College and Gillette College, Laramie County Community College, and City College at Montana State University Billings. The ETED Partnership was granted America’s Promise Grant and has set a goal of serving 804 individuals until December 31, 2020, with 201 individuals being served at Casper College. For more information contact Shain at 307-268-2124, toll-free at 800-442-2963, ext. 2124, or atjoy.shain@caspercollege.edu.
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