The US DoL is offering $150m to train up unemployed Americans in IT and cyber-security
On September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of $150 million in the H-1B One Workforce Grant Program to invest in training for middle- to high-skilled H-1B occupations within key sectors in the U.S. economy, including information technology and cyber security, advanced manufacturing and transportation, to upskill the present workforce and train a new generation of workers to grow the future workforce.
Through local public/private partnerships, grantees will deploy training to provide individuals in their communities with skills necessary to advance career pathways to employment in middle- to high-skilled H-1B occupations within key industry sectors. Training models will include a broad range of classroom and on-the-job training, customized training, incumbent worker training, Registered Apprenticeship Programs and Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.
Curious, how does this money help Americans? It is going to H1-B holders isn't it, and I don't believe they are citizens. So they take US citizen taxpayer money and fund foreign worker education with it. Why don't they take that money and fund American citizens with that training instead. How does that help US citizens ? I am glad you posted this as it shows just how screwed up our government is when they tax it's citizens to pay for their replacement by foreigners in cyber security jobs. It make you wonder is the government really serving it's citizens or trying to unemploy them.