Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) is pleased to announce that $812,000 in Future Ready Oregon Prosperity 10,000 grant funding has been recommended for disbursement to 4 community-based organizations to deliver training for the skills needed in occupations that earn $17.00/hour or more. This round of Future Ready Oregon funding is going toward projects that address occupational skills training in high-demand occupations. The funding will be distributed to entitles who serve Marion, Polk, Yamhill, and Linn counties, prioritizing expanding opportunities for members of underrepresented communities and rural communities, minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, or low-income individuals.
- Chemeketa Community College was recommended for an award of $249,999 to train up to 36 individuals in Commercial Truck Driving.
- De Muniz Resource Center was recommended for an award of $249,999 to train up to 45 formerly incarcerated individuals in Welding.
- Medical Training Academy was recommended for an award of $246,562 to train up to 40 individuals as Certified Nursing Assistants.
- Micronesian Islander Community was recommended for an award of $66,219 by Willamette Workforce Partnership to train up to 40 individuals as Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors.
The Future Ready Oregon, Prosperity 10,000 grant funding was a highly competitive process and had great participation. While WWP could not fund all grant applications, WWP staff, and application evaluators commend all applicants for their outstanding submissions and continued commitment to serve individuals in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Stay tuned for more information about WWP’s grant funding opportunities!