Michigan Announces Awarding of Statewide Youth Training Grants, Reports Michigan Department of Career Development

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Michigan Department of Career Development

    LANSING, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Michigan today
 announced statewide Workforce Investment Act Youth Program Grants totaling
 $26,136,094.  The grants are awarded to the 25 Michigan Works! agencies and
 will be used to serve low-income youth ages 14 through 21.  The program will
 focus on providing summer youth employment opportunities that link academic
 and occupational learning by providing services such as tutoring, study skills
 training, instruction leading to secondary school completion including dropout
 prevention, summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and
 occupational learning, paid and unpaid work experiences including internships
 and job shadowing, occupational skill training; supportive services, adult
 mentoring, and comprehensive guidance and counseling.
     "Here in Michigan, we believe that youth who are given an opportunity to
 apply knowledge and skills relating academic subjects to the world of work are
 more apt to stay in school and become valuable citizens within their
 neighborhoods," said Dr. Barbara Bolin, Director of the Michigan Department of
 Career Development.
     Funding is made available by the federal Workforce Investment Act Youth
 Program administered through the Michigan Department of Career Development.
     The Michigan Department of Career Development helps workers find jobs and
 employers recruit and train skilled workers.  To this end, the state's new
 career and training development agency is working with K-12 schools, community
 colleges, and local Workforce Development Boards toward the establishment of a
 comprehensive career development system.  For more information, visit the
 Michigan Department of Career Development's web site at www.MDCD.org .
 
                    WIA Title I Youth Activities Allocations
 
                Program Year 2001 (July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002)
 
     Michigan                    Youth
     Works!                    Allocations
     Agency                        ($)
 
     ACSET                     1,315,625
     Berrien/Cass/Van Buren      796,049
     Calhoun ISD                 580,005
     Capital Area                582,560
     Career Alliance           2,470,705
     Central Area                303,875
     City of Detroit           7,493,525
     Eastern U.P.                507,612
     Kalamazoo-St. Joseph        542,379
     The Job Force               859,553
     Livingston County            54,007
     Macomb/St. Clair            921,234
     Muskegon County             858,339
     Northeast                 1,120,927
     Northwest                 1,183,678
     Oakland County            1,011,036
     Ottawa County               145,513
     Region 7B                   866,232
     Saginaw/Midland/Bay       1,316,690
     South Central               449,581
     SEMCA                     1,242,950
     Thumb Area                  279,239
     Washtenaw County            217,455
     West Central                627,200
     Western U.P.                390,125
 
     Total                    26,136,094
 
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SOURCE Michigan Department of Career Development
    LANSING, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Michigan today
 announced statewide Workforce Investment Act Youth Program Grants totaling
 $26,136,094.  The grants are awarded to the 25 Michigan Works! agencies and
 will be used to serve low-income youth ages 14 through 21.  The program will
 focus on providing summer youth employment opportunities that link academic
 and occupational learning by providing services such as tutoring, study skills
 training, instruction leading to secondary school completion including dropout
 prevention, summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and
 occupational learning, paid and unpaid work experiences including internships
 and job shadowing, occupational skill training; supportive services, adult
 mentoring, and comprehensive guidance and counseling.
     "Here in Michigan, we believe that youth who are given an opportunity to
 apply knowledge and skills relating academic subjects to the world of work are
 more apt to stay in school and become valuable citizens within their
 neighborhoods," said Dr. Barbara Bolin, Director of the Michigan Department of
 Career Development.
     Funding is made available by the federal Workforce Investment Act Youth
 Program administered through the Michigan Department of Career Development.
     The Michigan Department of Career Development helps workers find jobs and
 employers recruit and train skilled workers.  To this end, the state's new
 career and training development agency is working with K-12 schools, community
 colleges, and local Workforce Development Boards toward the establishment of a
 comprehensive career development system.  For more information, visit the
 Michigan Department of Career Development's web site at www.MDCD.org .
 
                    WIA Title I Youth Activities Allocations
 
                Program Year 2001 (July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002)
 
     Michigan                    Youth
     Works!                    Allocations
     Agency                        ($)
 
     ACSET                     1,315,625
     Berrien/Cass/Van Buren      796,049
     Calhoun ISD                 580,005
     Capital Area                582,560
     Career Alliance           2,470,705
     Central Area                303,875
     City of Detroit           7,493,525
     Eastern U.P.                507,612
     Kalamazoo-St. Joseph        542,379
     The Job Force               859,553
     Livingston County            54,007
     Macomb/St. Clair            921,234
     Muskegon County             858,339
     Northeast                 1,120,927
     Northwest                 1,183,678
     Oakland County            1,011,036
     Ottawa County               145,513
     Region 7B                   866,232
     Saginaw/Midland/Bay       1,316,690
     South Central               449,581
     SEMCA                     1,242,950
     Thumb Area                  279,239
     Washtenaw County            217,455
     West Central                627,200
     Western U.P.                390,125
 
     Total                    26,136,094
 
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