DOL H-1B Gulf Coast Ready to Work Grant
DOL H-1B Gulf Coast Ready to Work (GCRTW)
What is the H-1B Gulf Coast Ready to Work Grant?
H-1B Gulf Coast Ready to Work targets the petrochemical and other manufacturing industry sector in the Gulf Coast area to provide training to middle skills workers in demand in the industry. The project will train at least 1,200 long-term unemployed workers (85%) and other unemployed and incumbent workers (15%). Through case management techniques it will provide wraparound services to the long-term unemployed, underemployed and Veterans.
This grant will pay tuition for training individuals toward an associate’s degree, college certificate, or industry recognized certifications and paid internships.
Who is eligible to apply?
Individuals that are currently unemployed, who are employed part time that want and need full time work, or those underemployed who need a family-sustaining wage.
Consult the GCRTW grant staff for eligibility clarification.
- Long-term Unemployed (27 + weeks)
- Unemployed: Without a job for fewer than 27 weeks, but not underemployed or long-term unemployed.
- Underemployed: Lost job during or after recent recession beginning December 2007 and are no longer earning previous salary having only episodic, short-term, or part-time employment.
- Veterans: Must meet one of the above requirements.
Is my financial status part of the eligibility process?
No, the focus is on individuals who meet the above criteria. If you’re not sure if you meet the eligibility criteria consult with the grant staff regarding your questions.
What training programs are available through the H-1B GCRTW Grant?
Programs in the Development Stage at College of the Mainland
- Mechanical Maintenance Technician/Millwright
- CNC Machinist
- Lean Six Sigma
- Project Management
- Process Technology
How can I learn about the programs being offered through this grant?
College of the Mainland hosts ongoing Petrochemical & Manufacturing Information Sessions throughout the month for individuals that are interested in learning more about the industry, career path and salaries.
Petrochemical & Manufacturing Information Sessions
College of the Mainland – Industrial Education Building / Room 017
1200 N. Amburn Road, Texas City, TX 77591
See Campus Map for directions
Date Time Location May 17, 2016 12:30–1:30 p.m. Student Center May 26, 2016 12:30–1:30 p.m. Student Center June 7, 2016 12:30–1:30 p.m. Student Center June 16, 2016 12:30–1:30 p.m. Student Center
What if COM does not offer programs that I am interested in?
COM is part of a consortium of four colleges that are working together on providing training through this grant. If COM does not have the program of your choice you will be referred to another college.
What do I need to do to get started?
All interested individuals must complete the DOL H-1B Gulf Coast Ready to Work application and return it to the DOL H-1B GCRTW Grant staff via email or fax.
*These programs are funded by a grant awarded and implemented by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment & Training Administration. The information contained in this product was created by the grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products or resources are offered for information purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of Labor.
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