Kansas was awarded a $6 million grant today from the U.S. Department of Labor to train people for employment in so-called “green” industries.
Gov. Mark Parkinson, who announced the award at the 2010 Workforce Summit in Topeka, said the grant will help out-of-work Kansans re-train for new jobs in the renewable energy sector.
Kansas was one of 34 states to receive a State Energy Sector Partnership and Training Grant today.
Financed by stimulus funds, it is designed to teach workers the skills needed in industries such as energy efficiency and renewable energy.