February 12, 2010
Contact: Aaron Hunter 202-225-2040
Rep. Susan Davis Announces $5 Million for SDSU for Job Training in Health Care
Training would be for unemployed, displaced workers and veterans
Washington – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced a $5 million grant for San Diego State University for job training programs in the health care field. The federal funding comes from the Health Care Sector and Other High Growth and Emerging Industries job training grants authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“This is just another example of the Recovery Act continuing to stimulate our local economy and help put people back to work,” said Davis. “San Diego is a leader in the biotech industry and health care research. It’s exciting to know that so many San Diegans will be able to take on new challenges from this grant and gain the dignity that comes from having a needed skill and a job that benefits the community.”
The Biotechnology Readiness, Immersion, Certification and Degrees for Gainful Employment (BRIDGE) project will provide education, training, and placement services in the Biotechnology industry to unemployed and dislocated workers and veterans within the San Diego region. The federal funding will allow more than a thousand individuals to be enrolled in the job training program. The grant will be issued by the Department of Labor.