What's New in Workforce Investment Archive: Headlines (2001)
On December 11, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the latest round of awards totaling over $24 million under the H-1B Technical Skills Training grant program. The grants were awarded to local communities to provide high-level training to employed and unemployed workers for jobs in occupations where skills shortages exist. These H-1B Technical Skills Training grants are supported by user fees paid by employers seeking high skilled foreign workers under the H-1B visa program. The goal of the training grants is to prepare Americans for these same high skill jobs, reducing the dependence on foreign labor.