Economic & Workforce Development
EWD Program Overview
EWD Program Reports
Collectively, the Regional Centers are the long-term delivery structure of the Program. They provide regional sites to respond to employer and worker needs that support the strategic initiative areas. Existing centers are on a competitive bid schedule, on average every five years. Regional Centers provide a foundation for long-term, sustained relationships with businesses, labor and colleges in the region. They support, develop and deliver direct services to businesses, colleges, labor organizations, employees and employers in an economic region of the state.
Regional Centers provide direct services such as curriculum development, faculty training, assessment, one-on-one counseling, seminars, workshops, conferences, training, technology transfer and educational services. Regional Centers are mandated to follow prescriptive criteria and a highly delineated scope of work and deliver services for a particular Strategic Priority Initiative, which include
Centers also provide technical assistance to colleges within the region to meet the business and workforce education and instructional needs in their districts. There are more than 100 Regional Centers serving all areas of the state.
Statewide Network Leadership, Organizational Development, Coordination, In-formation and Support Services implement the Strategic Priority Initiatives and provide technical assistance. The statewide support services grants, leadership positions for each initiative, rural opportunities studies, in-service training for faculty, and evaluation costs are included in this category.
Three Specialized Categories of Short-Term Grant Opportunities
Environmental Health Safety and Homeland Security
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