The Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement received a $10,000 Workforce Development Grant from the Union Pacific Foundation.
According to a release, the purpose of the grant is to underwrite job training and comprehensive, wraparound services for students in the fields of commercial and residential electrical, welding, and civil and electrical engineering.
We’re told that through the grant, combined with funding from local partners, the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement will be able to provide tuition, books, tools, and certification fees for students in the qualifying fields.
“We are excited about this new partnership with Union Pacific,” Priscilla Dinn Alvarez, Executive Director of the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement said in a press release. “Financial barriers historically plague individuals in the low-income bracket, ultimately suppressing their efforts to earn certificates and degrees that will allow them to rise out of poverty.”
To learn more about the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement, you can visit https://www.vidacareers.org.