Golden LEAF Initiative to Address Workforce Demands

Golden LEAF Initiative to Address Workforce Demands

Golden LEAF Initiative to Address Workforce Demands

January 31, 2020

A $5 million strategic initiative by the Golden LEAF Foundation will help expand North Carolina’s pool of skilled workers in order to meet urgent industry needs. Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work (GLOW) will help working-age adults acquire the skills needed to fill high-demand jobs in communities served by the foundation. Grants will address significant barriers to employment, underemployment or long-term unemployment through skills development or post-secondary credentialing. “Golden LEAF’s vision is a North Carolina with opportunities for growth and prosperity for its people all across the state,” Golden LEAF President Scott Hamilton says. “This initiative will provide essential training for people looking for work, meet industry’s needs for more qualified workers and boost our economy.” Applications are due by noon on March 6.

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