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Re-training set for the unemployed

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By The Staff

Unemployed workers in Levy County are invited to attend Workforce Connection’s Stimulus Re-training Expo on May 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Central Florida Community College’s Levy County Center. Attendees will learn more about training programs and scholarships for occupations that are projected to grow over the next few years. After short orientation session attendees can visit breakout sessions highlighting various occupational areas.

Central Florida Community College, Taylor College and New Horizons will showcase programs in business, commercial driving, criminal justice, fire fighting, healthcare, insurance, power plant construction and welding. Scholarship information and applications will be available from Workforce staff, as well.

Workforce Connection, the local organization that provides workforce services to employers and applicants, recently received additional scholarship funding to assist workers that have lost their jobs and disadvantaged adults that require training in order to compete for jobs. These funds, made available through the Dept. of Labor’s National Emergency Grant and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly referred to as the “Stimulus Bill,” are being made available to assist persons in Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties.

Workers who have lost their jobs because of the economy are encouraged to attend the Stimulus Re-training Expo to explore training options and available scholarship funding.

For more information, go to www.clmworkforce.com, call 1-800-434-JOBS, extension 5769, or email stimulus@clmworkforce.com.