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Thursday, October 1, 2009

GBIC Awards $250,000 to VIDA for Workforce Development

A locally driven initiative for workforce training was approved for $250,000 by the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation to support the development and training of 53 area residents.

The Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) is a non-profit organization which helps low-income, unemployed and underemployed individuals obtain the necessary training to get a high-skilled and high-wage job. VIDA’s efforts help the city benefit from the promotion, development, and expansion of area business enterprise.

This is the third year VIDA is approved for community job-based funding by the GBIC. The previous two years, VIDA has been awarded $180,000 and $192,000, bringing the three-year total to $622,000.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they approved $250,000 for a religious organization to develop and train 53 area residents to get high skilled and high wage jobs? In Brownsville? Where are those jobs? I'll bet that all 53 belong or are part of the church where Father Frank hangs his hat.I have a BA, and my job doesn't even pay 28k. The only ones who are gong to make any income from this GBIC initiative is UTB/TSC/TSTC..or whomever is going to be the lucky ones to train these individuals. Sorry for the negativity, but what a waste of 250K. I have to run, and put my paperwork together for my non-profit..is 56k too much for my salary? What exactly has the 622K produced income wise for the job seekers? Sad..sad..sad..

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