Google Announces Grant to Create Local Rural Initiative in Alabama

SCOTTSBORO, Alabama (WIAT) – Google will provide a $ 50,000 grant to the Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation to create a rural LISC Alabama chapter.

Google Alabama Rural Works P3 Cohort will identify and train a diverse workforce, focusing on historically underrepresented populations in northern counties, and using the Northeast Alabama Community College as a hub to suggest short-term technical career paths. Potential training tracks include certified production technician, engineering technician, industrial systems technology and more.

“Rural communities across the country face unique barriers to finding workforce solutions
challenges, ”LISC vice president and rural director Caitlin Cain said in a press release. “And, with the continued increase in demand for skilled talent in emerging technologies, preparing and nurturing the workforce is critical. “

“We recognize the obstacles that so many Alabamians, like countless others across the country, face
and want to be part of the solution to ensure they have access to workforce training that
will move them and their communities forward, ”said Yolanda Washington, GDC Program
Manager – Talent pipeline.

Rural LISC, a national program designed to extend LISC’s reach from urban cities to rural areas
communities, was created in 1995 and partners with more than 140 rural organizations.

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