NEWESD 101 earns $1.15 million federal grant

Posted on 12/19/2019
NEWESD 101 has been named the recipient three-year, $1.15 million youth training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The competitive “YouthBuild” award will train 64 students interested in construction and health care careers. The construction track will be the grant’s primary focus, with 48 students earning on-the-job training constructing low-income housing.

The health care track will serve 16 students seeking positions as certified nursing assistants, entry level jobs considered a gateway to more advanced medical positions.

Both programs will provide a combination of classroom instruction, job-site training and apprenticeships with industry partners ultimately leading to job-specific certifications and qualification for full-time professional employment.

Local partners will include Habitat for Humanity, City of Spokane, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute and Arc of Spokane.

The program will be offered to young people, ages 16-24, residing in the Opportunity Zones located in the northeast, northwest, north central, southwest, east central and downtown areas of Spokane.

NEWESD 101 was notified of the award by the Department of Labor and congratulated by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Story posted: December 19, 2019