The Union Recorder

Homepage

October 9, 2012

BCCA, Digital Bridges partner to apply for grant

MILLEDGEVILLE — Since Baldwin County earned its Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) designation in October 2010 due to the program’s goal of attaining Georgia Work Ready Certificates, the focus of the $10,000 grants are now geared toward supporting high school and post-secondary education.

Digital Bridges and the Baldwin County College and Career Academy (BCCA) have collaborated to come up with a plan detailing various projects that could use help via grant funds. The updated Instructions from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) specified the programmatic costs to go toward activities that seek to engage high school students in grades nine to 12.

The proposed projects include reimbursement for the purchase of textbooks for dual enrollment classes, costing around $5,700, and to cover the estimated $2,500 cost for textbooks benefiting the geographical information systems, Certified Nursing Assistant and automotive classes — a program set to start in the spring. The plan also includes covering the cost of WorkKeys Assessment for approximately 42 students at $35 per student, and transporting eighth-graders to BCCA for "Smooth Move."

According to the Georgia Work Ready website, Georgia Work Ready was launched in August 2006 by former Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to improve job training and the marketability of the state’s workforce to ensure companies can more effectively generate and match the right talent with the right jobs. All of the current CWRC’s in Georgia are working on their recertification plans in order to maintain their status since the program received changes under the direction of Gov. Nathan Deal. Counties must now demonstrate a commitment to improving high school graduation rates through measurable increase, improving high school attendance rate and drive citizens who have not received a high school diploma to earn their GED in order to earn the CWRC achievement.

Through the Georgia Workforce Investment Act, the grant award is a cost reimbursement grant for which the funding period lasts through March 2013. All current CWRC grants are set to expire by April 2013.

Text Only
Local News
web break-1.jpg

Features
UR_20140412_B001.jpg

Business
Between the Lines.JPG

Cade Bass practices her pitching technique at the newly opened Between the Lines 8,000-square foot indoor facility located inside the Columbia Center at 611 Hammock Rd. Members gain 24-hour access to the batting cages, tee work and soft toss training stations, pitching rubber and areas for various agility and other sport-related fitness activities.

Local Sports
04-19 Grigley signing 1.JPG

Baldwin High track and field senior Alashawn Grigley signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Jackson State University Thursday with teammates, family and supportive coaches present.

Editorials
Columns
Letters
Local Weather Radar
Poll
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday