Michigan Department of Career Development Announces Displaced Homemaker Program Funding Awards
July 23, 2003
The Michigan Department of Career Development today announced a total of $404,926 in Displaced Homemaker Program funds to the following Michigan Works! Agencies: Area Community Service Employment & Training Council, Grand Rapids, $48,000; Office of Michigan Works Berrien/Cass/Van Buren, $95,000; Livingston County Michigan Works!, $40,322; Northeast Michigan Consortium, $62,500; Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, $29,104; Ottawa County Michigan Works!, $70,000; and Southeast Michigan Community Alliance, $60,000.
The Displaced Homemaker Program provides services to eligible participants, including vocational counseling and testing, job seeking skills training, job placement assistance, direct job training, development, placement assistance, and referrals to community resources.
Funding is made available by the federal Workforce Investment Act, administered through the Michigan Department of Career Development.
The Michigan Department of Career Development is the state government agency charged with providing the skilled workforce Michigan needs to enhance and maintain its economy. To this end, the state's career and training development agency is working with employers, K-12 schools, community colleges, and local Workforce Development Boards to develop a comprehensive career development system. For more information about the Michigan Department of Career Development, visit the department's Web site at www.michigan.gov/mdcd or call 1-866-MY-GOALS (voice/TTY).
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