Career and Technical Training Grants :: The primary purpose of the career and technical training grant program is to provide the ca- reer and technical training necessary to access quality high demand and high wage employ- ment in Wyoming in an industry for which the trainee receives training under the program. Approved career and technical training providers: • Wyoming community colleges; • University of Wyoming; • Private post secondary educational institutions; • Organizations providing career and technical training in Wyoming licensed or registered under W.S. 21-2-401 through 407; and • Approved and registered apprenticeship programs. Who is eligible: • The trainee has demonstrated Wyoming residency as determined by the eligible program at which the trainee is enrolled; • The trainee has graduated from high school or has obtained a GED; • Has earned a baseline career readiness score; and • A trainee shall be eligible for a grant for the equivalent of four years, but no more than six years after initial eligibility. Exceptions shall be established for military services, reli- gious services and other good cause shown. Who is not eligible: • Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien; • An individual who has not complied with U.S. selective service requirements (where ap- plicable); • Anyone who is in default on a federal education loan; • Anyone who is incarcerated; and • Anyone who has been convicted of a felony and has not been granted an exception. Award amounts: • Shall not exceed seventy-five percent of Hathaway scholarship awards. • If the applicant is qualified for a Hathaway scholarship for the program being entered, that scholarship shall be applied first. Trainee requirements: • Entering into a written agreement to work in Wyoming in the industry for which the indi- vidual receives training. • Repay those funds that correspond to the contract period if a trainee breaches the con- tract. DWS requirements: • DWS shall pay the cost of an eligible applicants initial career readiness test. • Provide technical assistance to prospective applicants and training entities. Funding: • $6.5 million per biennium. • $250 thousand for administration. • Provision to allow the receipt of donations from foundations and other private sources. • Provision to allow donations to be matched by state.
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