The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has been awarded $17 million in a U.S. Department of Education competitive grant to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19. The funds will help Michigan jobseekers make the jump from education and training to employment by delivering short- and mid-term customized training solutions.
LEO will utilize the grand award to implement the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP). The program will provide funds to subgrantees to assist jobseekers in transition from training programs to high-skill, high-wage career pathways, resulting in industry-recognized credential attainment and reduced educational debt. MiLEAP will intentionally target services to individuals who are dislocated, underemployed, serving as essential workers, living in distressed rural and urban communities and economically disadvantaged.
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