One of the things that makes this country great is that it has always been a land of opportunity, and while the economics of the world change and affect us, those opportunities still remain. That is why we have such amazing provisions as the Universal Displaced Worker Program to help people recover from such issues.
It is sad, but true, that some industries have been slowly dying in the U.S., and when plants close, or jobs simply disappear due to lack of demand, it leaves those workers in a difficult situation. Many have specific skills that are no longer needed, and this can lead to them taking lower paid, unskilled jobs, a spiral that reduces their income but also affects communities, with lower taxes paid overall and less money available to spend in local businesses. When a major employer falls in this way, the long-term effect can destroy whole communities, but it doesn’t have to be that way. That is why it is so important for government to deliver programs to help in these cases, it is not just individuals affected, it can be the end of entire regions.
Getting people into well-paid jobs and starting new careers is key, and retraining is an essential part of that process for them to get back on their feet again. That is where the government program comes in, providing state funding for those displaced workers looking to retrain for a new career. State grants for training are available through the Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor, and they are designed to help displaced workers fund training that provides valuable new in-demand skills for a new career.
At ATS we are proud to be part of that, and it can help you sort through your funding options and the assistance that the displaced worker programs can offer. State funding is available for qualifying displaced workers across our range of courses, which provide the skills you need to build a successful career as a heavy machinery operator, crane operator or other construction opportunities.
Our courses offer a fast, effective route into that new career, with in-demand skills that provide well paid, stable and reliable career paths for our students. Featuring both on site and in classroom learning, we prepare our students with the skills they need, but also the real-world experience that prepares them for the job. We can help you ensure your displaced worker funding sets you on the right path for a rewarding, successful new career in a vibrant, growing industry with a real future.