• August 3, 2021
 Workforce Solutions Borderplex Receives Wagner Peyser Grant for Youth IT Training Program

Workforce Solutions Borderplex Receives Wagner Peyser Grant for Youth IT Training Program

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) was notified by the Office of the Governor and the Texas Workforce Investment Council that it was recommended for $241,772 in grant funding to place 60 youth into job training for emerging industries in the El Paso region.

Entitled Reboot El Paso!, this program falls under WSB’s TechHire initiative, a national effort of 72 different communities to create opportunities for career pathways in Computer Science and Information Technology.

The grant will also build upon the YouthBuild model, an evidence-based practice employed by 260 communities nationwide and tailored specifically for disenfranchised youth between the ages of 16 and 24.

The program will offer training/certification in IT Fundamentals and A+ as well as support high school equivalency attainment that will transition youth from the El Paso region into promising career pathways.

The grant is part of a yearlong partnership with the Texas Governor’s office.

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