OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community
College will continue to support former Blount International Inc.
workers as they gain the skills to re-enter the workforce through a
$275,517 federal Department of Labor National Emergency Grant
awarded on Feb. 24.
CCC has been working with 90 former Blount employees since
November 2013. The DOL grant will provide additional funding to
allow CCC to continue this work for two more years. The employees
are eligible for Trade Act Adjustment (TAA) support after losing
jobs due to foreign trade.
The grant will enable the CCC's Workforce Development Services
to provide "wrap around services" that support the workers as they
retrain for new jobs, according to Roni Wilhelm, associate director
of Workforce Development Services. This may include assistance with
child care, tools, books, transportation and related services.
"This grant gives Clackamas Community College's Workforce
Development Services team the opportunity to continue to work with
these 90 former Blount employees as a group and help them get the
skills and training they need to get back into Oregon's workforce
as soon as possible," Wilhelm said.
For more information, please contact Roni Wilhelm at
503-594-3450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.