Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County Awarded $683,848 to Invest in Industrial Career Pathways
The Skills to Success project will focus on developing work-based learning opportunities in Manufacturing, Transportation, Warehousing, and Construction industries that lead to sustainable quality jobs.
The California Workforce Development Board awarded $4.9 million in grant funding to the San Joaquin Valley and Associated Counties (SJVAC) under the Regional Equity and Recovery Partnerships (RERP) grant to administer the Skills to Success Project across five Central Valley Counties. The Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County (WIB) will receive $683,848 of the regional funding to support Skills to Success in Tulare County from December 1, 2022, to September 30, 2025.
The purpose of the grant funding is to advance economic opportunities and strengthen the workforce based on industry demand. In Tulare County, the Skills to Success project will focus on helping individuals build skills in the Manufacturing, Transportation, Warehousing, and Construction industries through training and work-based opportunities that will lead to sustainable quality jobs.
The project will provide individuals with access to various training programs and work-based learning and increase opportunities and improve equity for individuals who live in disadvantaged and low-income communities and out-of-school youth. The WIB, in cooperation with industry, educational institutions, workforce, economic development, organized labor, and other community-based organizations, will serve more than 80 individuals over the next two years. Participating individuals will gain the necessary skills to close the skills gap and become self-sufficient.
In addition to funding work-based training opportunities for participating individuals, the grant funds will support a Coordinator at the WIB to work with industry and education partners to develop clear pathways for job seekers interested in industrial careers.
This project is funded by the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County, an equal-opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This grant is fully funded by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the California Workforce Development Board as a part of an award totaling $683,848.