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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $7 Million for Transit Workforce Development Grants to Boost Training, Employment Opportunities
Jan 23, 2013
On January 11, 2012, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that 17 organizations in 12 states will receive a share of $7 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program. The grants help local public transit agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes train a future generation of transit professionals, with particular emphasis on promoting training opportunities in emerging technologies and encouraging young people to pursue careers in public transportation.
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