WDIV: Video: 18 organizations will provide training to Detroiters who’ve been unemployed for more than 6 months
During the announcement, Duggan said: “If you’ve been unemployed for six months, you are very likely facing significant barriers that left you unemployed.” . . . “In the city, over the next few years, giving a $100 million in scholarships for adults,” Duggan says. . . . “Monday night at 7 p.m., we are going to go over in detail how the scholarship works to learn to read, how the scholarship works to get your GED degree, how the scholarship works to get job training programs, how the scholarships work to get skills for life to get employed right away,” says Duggan. The People’s Action is one of the 18 groups involved. Negus Vu leads the organization and believes this pilot program will not only make a difference in Detroit but across the country. “This is the onset of something that’s a tremendous model on a national scale, so we have to achieve, and we will achieve,” says Vu.
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