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File #: 16-0193    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/26/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/8/2016 Final action: 3/8/2016
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Community Services Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the HHSA Director to sign a letter of support for American River College’s grant application titled, “Tech Hire Partnership Grants,” sponsored by the United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration. FUNDING: HHSA’s participation in the program is considered an in-kind contribution, referred to by the grant as “leverage.”
Attachments: 1. A - Letter of Support 3-8-16

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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Community Services Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the HHSA Director to sign a letter of support for American River College’s grant application titled, “Tech Hire Partnership Grants,” sponsored by the United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration. 

 

FUNDING:  HHSA’s participation in the program is considered an in-kind contribution, referred to by the grant as “leverage.”

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board authorize the HHSA Director to sign a letter of support for American River College’s grant application titled, “Tech Hire Partnership Grants,” sponsored by the United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration.  The grant program is designed to provide individuals with the skills needed to enable them to obtain well paying jobs in high tech industries.  HHSA, through its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program (WIOA), supports El Dorado County residents in obtaining the skills necessary to get and retain jobs.  American River College’s grant application is aligned with HHSA’s mission of “transforming lives and improving futures.” 

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

In March 2015, President Barack Obama announced the Tech Hire initiative, which is a multi-sector approach to train workers with the information technology skills required for well-paying jobs in the high growth industry of information technology.  With the release of the “Tech Hire Partnership Grants,” sponsored by the United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration, American River College, as the lead college in the Greater Sacramento region, will collaborate with Folsom Lake College, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento City College, and Sierra College.  This collaboration, along with the support of HHSA’s WIOA Program, will benefit our residents who desire to obtain the skills necessary to enter into the information technology fields.  HHSA supports American River College and the consortium of college partners, in preparing our residents to train, obtain, and retain employment in the information technology fields.

 

ALTERNATIVES

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

CAO concurs with Department recommendation.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agenda item.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Clerk of the Board to return one (1) certified Minute Order to 3057 Briw Road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Health and Human Services Agency Strategic Plan Project 3.2., “External/Community Collaboration,” Objective 3.2.2, “Increase collaboration with area partners.”

 

CONTACT

Don Ashton, M.P.A., Director