Millions in Funding Goes to Green Job Training in 7 Major Cities

Green Job Training
Green Job Training

Workers in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C., are in luck -- The GreenWays Initiative is coming to town, and millions are being spent on the project that focuses on skills training for green jobs in four industry sectors: green construction, auto technology, manufacturing and utilities.

The initiative is funded by an $8 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through the Green Jobs Innovation Fund. It's authorized under the Workforce Investment Act to train workers in green industry sectors. Under the Fund, DOL has awarded a total of $38 million to six organizations.