29 U.S. Code § 2916a - Job training grants
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(1) In general
The Secretary of Labor shall use funds available under section 1356 (s)(2) of title 8 to award grants to eligible entities to provide job training and related activities for workers to assist them in obtaining or upgrading employment in industries and economic sectors identified pursuant to paragraph (4) that are projected to experience significant growth and ensure that job training and related activities funded by such grants are coordinated with the public workforce investment system.
(2) Use of funds
(A) Training provided
Funds under this section may be used to provide job training services and related activities that are designed to assist workers (including unemployed and employed workers) in gaining the skills and competencies needed to obtain or upgrade career ladder employment positions in the industries and economic sectors identified pursuant to paragraph (4).
(B) Enhanced training programs and information
In order to facilitate the provision of job training services described in subparagraph (A), funds under this section may be used to assist in the development and implementation of model activities such as developing appropriate curricula to build core competencies and train workers, identifying and disseminating career and skill information, and increasing the integration of community and technical college activities with activities of businesses and the public workforce investment system to meet the training needs for the industries and economic sectors identified pursuant to paragraph (4).
(3) Eligible entities
Grants under this section may be awarded to partnerships of private and public sector entities, which may include—
(B) education and training providers, including community colleges and other community-based organizations; and
(4) High growth industries and economic sectors
For purposes of this section, the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with State workforce investment boards, shall identify industries and economic sectors that are projected to experience significant growth, taking into account appropriate factors, such as the industries and sectors that—
(5) Equitable distribution
In awarding grants under this section, the Secretary of Labor shall ensure an equitable distribution of such grants across geographically diverse areas.
(6) Leveraging of resources and authority to require match
(A) Leveraging of resources
In awarding grants under this section, the Secretary of Labor shall take into account, in addition to other factors the Secretary determines are appropriate—
(i) the extent to which resources other than the funds provided under this section will be made available by the eligible entities applying for grants to support the activities carried out under this section; and
(7) Performance accountability
The Secretary of Labor shall require grantees to report on the employment outcomes obtained by workers receiving training under this section using indicators of performance that are consistent with other indicators used for employment and training programs administered by the Secretary, such as entry into employment, retention in employment, and increases in earnings. The Secretary of Labor may also require grantees to participate in evaluations of projects carried out under this section.
Source(Pub. L. 105–277, div. C, title IV, § 414(c),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–653; Pub. L. 106–313, title I, § 111,Oct. 17, 2000, 114 Stat. 1257; Pub. L. 108–447, div. J, title IV, § 428,Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3358.)
References in Text
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, referred to in par. (3)(C), is Pub. L. 105–220, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 936, as amended. Title I of the Act is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9201 of Title 20, Education, and Tables.
Section was formerly set out as a note under section 2916 of this title.
Section was enacted as part of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 and also as part of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, and not as part of title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 which comprises this chapter.
2004—Pub. L. 108–447amended section catchline and text generally, substituting provisions relating to job training grants for provisions relating to demonstration programs and projects to provide technical skills training for workers.
2000—Pub. L. 106–313amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(1) In general.—In establishing demonstration programs under section 1732 (c) of this title, as in effect on October 21, 1998, or demonstration programs or projects under section 2916 (b) of this title, the Secretary of Labor shall use funds available under section 1356 (s)(2) of title 8 to establish demonstration programs or projects to provide technical skills training for workers, including both employed and unemployed workers.
“(2) Grants.—The Secretary of Labor shall award grants to carry out the programs and projects described in paragraph (1) to—
“(A)(i) private industry councils established under section 1512 of this title, as in effect on October 21, 1998; or
“(ii) local boards that will carry out such programs or projects through one-stop delivery systems established under section 2841 of this title; or
“(B) regional consortia of councils or local boards described in subparagraph (A).”
Effective Date of 2004 Amendment