The Jefferson County Commission recently approved over $1.4 million in federal dollars allocated to Jefferson State Community College and the Dannon Project for Occupational Training and Work Based Learning Programs with our Office of Workforce Development.
The programs, which also involve character and leadership development, are geared to train and engage students in occupational skills ranging from the broad fields of healthcare to information technology. The occupational training programs also provide opportunities for students to earn national certifications such as welding technician to nursing assistant, and many others.
The goal of both organizations is to provide occupational skills training which leads to enrollment in further education or full time employment. Administrators began accepting applications on July 1, 2022 and will continue through June 30, 2023.
For the program year 2022, as required by the Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Central Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (CAPTE) submitted regional advertisements for request for proposals for out of school youth training programs. As a result, responses were received from Jefferson State Community College and The Dannon Project.
How to Apply:
For more information on how you can apply for Jefferson State Community College's
Work Based Learning and Occupational Training Programs contact Tamara Cheeks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205) 856-6038.
**Special Thanks to Tamara Payne - Director of Career and Learning Services and
Leah Bigbee - Director of Center for Workforce Education at Jefferson State Community College for participating this enlightening podcast interview.
Jefferson County Podcast for the People -Episode 8 Jeff State Work Based Learning and Occupational Skills Training Programs equips students for job readiness opportunities - Learn How to Apply today!
Chiara Morrow - Show Host/Producer - Public Relations Coordinator, Public Information Office - Jefferson County Commission
Helen Hays - Director of Public Information, Public Information Office - Jefferson County Commission