Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Illinois Migrant Council to receive $1.4 million from Dept. of Labor

ANNA, IL (KRCU) - The Illinois Migrant Council will receive 1.4 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Labor for job training and other services.

Pat Sawyer from the Council’s southern and southwest Illinois office in Anna says that the funding will help provide services that enhance migrants’ career opportunities.

“We can provide the training here at the office or we can refer to a college. We take care of the tuition, books, and things like. Whatever is needed so that they can go through their training programs at the college.”

Sawyer says that she serves fewer migrant workers than in the past because many large farm now participate in the H-2A guest worker program.

She says that her work now focuses primarily on youth.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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