The Kansas City Full Employment Council has received a $5 million grant to train young adults between the ages of 17 and 29 in fields including IT, health care, advanced manufacturing and financial services.
The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of President Barack Obama’s TechHire initiative, launched in March 2015.
The Full Employment Council also raised $5 million locally to support the educational effort. Under the program, the Greater Kansas City Technology Career Collaboration will identify the skills most in demand by local employers and then work on a curriculum to train participants in those disciplines.
The collaboration will also partner with other organizations such as Think Big Partners, the Missouri and Kansas Hospital Associations and the National Matching and Tooling Association to help train participants.
Read more: Kansas City Business Journal