Governor John Carney creates workforce development program for unemployed, underemployed Delawareans
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney signed an executive order on Monday to create a workforce development program for unemployed and underemployed Delawareans.
We’re told the Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Training Initiative program will initially be funded with $10 million of federal CARES Act funding.
Under this order, the Delaware Department of Labor will work with the Delaware Workforce Development Board to establish approved training and certification programs for unemployed and underemployed Delawareans. Training programs will focus on in-demand occupations and skills currently demanded in Delaware workplaces.
“All Delawareans have made sacrifices during this COVID-19 crisis. Some have made more than others,” said Governor Carney. “Delaware workers and their families across our state have lost jobs and income, but still have to pay their bills. We have a responsibility to support our neighbors who have been affected by this crisis. This new workforce development program will help provide workers with the skills they need to get back in the workforce quickly, earn a living, and support their families.”