Labor Department to Expand Its E-learning

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced that $10 million in grants were awarded to increase access to technology-based learning. Twenty projects were selected from 193 applications.

Successful applications came from organizations in 16 states, with California, Florida, Nevada and Utah each having two proposals chosen. Nine projects focus on health care, five on information technology, two on advanced manufacturing and one will train participants in “green” construction skills. The other projects pertain to transportation, geospatial technology and energy industries.

Awards start at just over $150,000 and run up to almost $1 million. The projects will employ a variety of technology-based learning applications that range from training nurses in a virtual hospital to using online chat rooms to provide students with individual support.

For more information on the Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration’s Technology-Based Initiative, visit the Website http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20090022.htm.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced that $10 million in grants were awarded to increase access to technology-based learning. Twenty projects were selected from 193 applications.

Successful applications came from organizations in 16 states, with California, Florida, Nevada and Utah each having two proposals chosen. Nine projects focus on health care, five on information technology, two on advanced manufacturing and one will train participants in “green” construction skills. The other projects pertain to transportation, geospatial technology and energy industries.

Awards start at just over $150,000 and run up to almost $1 million. The projects will employ a variety of technology-based learning applications that range from training nurses in a virtual hospital to using online chat rooms to provide students with individual support.

For more information on the Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration’s Technology-Based Initiative, visit the Website http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20090022.htm.

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