JOHN DAY - Training and Employment Consortium (TEC) announced the availability of the Employer Workforce Training Fund (EWTF) grant program. This program is available to all traded sector businesses or industries in Grant, Harney or Malheur counties.

The purpose of the program is to support the retention and growth of living wage jobs, a skilled workforce and competitive businesses in Oregon.

The grant is a matching funds grant. The match cannot be made with state or federal funds.

The maximum amount available to a single employer during this project is $1,000. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2006.

Employers must agree to participate in one quarterly Regional Workforce Investment Board meeting during the year, and may be asked to participate in a follow-up survey.

Application deadline is Jan. 6, 2006. Info: Nancy Blodgett, (541) 889-5394, Ext. 240, or (

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