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Press Release

Center for Employment Training Receives $3 Million U.S. EDA Investment to Bolster Job Creation

San Jose, Calif. - U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) senior official Sean Cartwright today announced a $3 million EDA investment to the Center for Employment Training (CET) in San Jose, Calif., to complete renovations on its 104,000-square-foot primary training facility and headquarters building. CET training programs address General Education Development testing, literacy, language and small business entrepreneurship, providing the skills necessary for low-income area residents and dislocated workers to qualify and apply for entry-level jobs.

"By training people in marketable skills and placing them in good jobs, the CET helps empower the area's workforce and gets people back to work," Cartwright said. "This EDA grant will expand the center's capacity to train future workers."

This project will help the CET complete renovations to a building that houses its primary training facility and headquarters. Added training space will increase the center's annual capacity by 860 students - 360 in career programs, 100 in specialized programs for client companies, and 400 in basic job skills programs.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov): This year, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) marks 45 years of public service, with a mission of leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities throughout the United States to foster job creation, collaboration and innovation.