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Jobs Group Picks Adult-education Grantees

Monday, 08 Aug 2011 06:01 AM

By T.M. Golub

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Jobs for the Future — an organization that promotes education to advance economic opportunities — has announced the grantees for the program “Accelerating Opportunity: A Breaking Through Initiative.”
The program’s aim is to urge states to transform adult-education systems into more promising avenues in achieving economic security by preparing those workers to become better prepared the job market.
Accelerating Opportunity encompasses two phases with the first 11 states selected —Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin — each receiving $200,000 to develop and support efforts to “redesign adult basic education and postsecondary programs to integrate basic skills with practical, occupational training,” according to Jobs for the Future.
In the second phase, five of these states will be selected to each receive additional grants of $1.6 million over the course of three years to implement these plans.
Accelerating Opportunity is a collaboration of philanthropies, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, and other notable charitable organizations.

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