Arizona State Energy Sector Partnership Grant (SESP)
Throughout Maricopa County
REASON FOR PROJECT
The Arizona Department of Economic Security submitted a grant to the Federal Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration, funding opportunity number “SGA/DFA PY-08-20” Recovery Act-State Energy Sector Partnerships (SESP) and Training Grants.
Project: Arizona’s Green Skills Pipeline to a Clean Energy Economy. Arizona was awarded a $6 million grant award for the State Energy Sector Partnership Grant. The city of Phoenix (in regional partnership with Maricopa Workforce Connection) received $1,245,066 in funding to train and job place 249 individuals in regional targeted industry clusters. The project scope is to establish a green skills pipeline that meets and sustains the workforce demands of its expanding green energy industries. The project time frame is 36 months.
July 2010 - July 2013
AMOUNT OF AWARD
Education, businesses and industry, and community stakeholders
3.50 in last calendar quarter
BENEFIT TO RESIDENTS
Project activities will ensure a skilled workforce is developed that will meet the needs of employers in the green energy industry. It is anticipated jobs created in green energy will provided high wages that will provide economic growth for the central region.
Phoenix Workforce Connection (PWC) will provide workforce development- related activities and services to ensure job seekers and at-risk youth receive job readiness, education, training and employment opportunities in the green industries outlined in the State Energy Sector Partnership Grant. PWC will participate in, and coordinate activities with, regional grant project partners to assist workers in attaining the skills required in emerging energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. PWC will serve as lead and coordinate for the Central Region Project and the Business Consortium Group. Phoenix Workforce Connection will provide Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training and support services to 249 participants over the course of the contract term.