Accelerate Cleveland County

Organization:
County of Cleveland
Amount:
$239,298.00
Program Area:
Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work Initiative
County of Applicant:
Cleveland
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work grant is to provide funding to Cleveland County for the expansion of Accelerate Cleveland County, a workforce development initiative to train and upskill underemployed individuals for high-demand, high-wage, local manufacturing jobs. In cooperation with business partners, the program recruits and interviews participants to enroll in a multi-week training course focusing on the Certified Production Technician (CPT) curriculum, soft skills training, and industry tours. The program provides financial incentives to participants as they transition from full-time employment in low-wage jobs to full-time student status while they train for new careers. Upon completion, the graduate will receive CPT certification, CPT Plus certification, and Working Smart credentials. Golden LEAF funds would be used for participant stipends, teacher externships at local businesses, equipment, and support services.

Contact:
Mr. Hugh Sandoe P.O. Box 1210 Shelby, North Carolina 28151-1210 (704) 476-3039

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