Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Congressman Grijalva Celebrates $200,000 Federal Funding Stream for JobPath, a Tucson Job Training Program

Rep. Raul Grijalva will be speaking at the JobPath headquarters in Tucson on Thursday, June 9 to congratulate them on receiving $200,000 in recently awarded job training funds. The funding is expected to provide job training and other support to 50 underserved adults in Pima County.

JobPath lifts working families out of poverty by sponsoring educational services that lead to life long financial independence. JobPath was established in 1998 and recently was able to move participants from a starting salary before training of $16,300 to get jobs that average $43,100. Just in the past five years, JobPath created an economic impact on the Pima County economy of $29.9 Million and reduced public assistance program expenditures by the state by $3.4 Million.

“JobPath has a proven track record of providing employers with a workforce that’s skilled, motivated to work, and have leadership and problem solving skills for jobs that are currently in demand. We are honored to have received these funds and thankful to our Congressman for making it happen. Families in Pima County will now be provided with a better future,” says Hermi Cubillos, Executive Director of JobPath.