To better align secondary, post-secondary, and adult education and occupational training to the needs of Garden State employers, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced a notice of grant opportunity for $3 million to promote upward mobility and economic fairness through the Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education Training Program. The PACE Training Program will provide funding to eligible businesses and organizations to prepare people to enter registered apprenticeship programs. These pre-apprenticeship programs will have a documented partnership with at least one registered apprenticeship program sponsor. Together they are intended to expand the participant’s career pathway opportunities with industry-based training coupled with classroom instruction. Read more here.