The purpose of this grant is for economic development that will include a region in Washington State that comprises 31 participating counties. Most of these counties lack infrastructure to compete for work which is being off-shored. This Make It In America project is specifically designed to provide the connections, strategic consulting, supply chain identification, and management training to allow manufacturers to increase their competitiveness. The primarily strategy is to train incumbent employees.
Who Qualifies for MiiW Scholarships?
Current employees of participating manufacturers and unemployed workers who reside in one of the following targeted counties in the state of Washington:
Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Franklin, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.