Chase putting $1.3M into Detroit skills training

Associated Press

Detroit — Financial giant JPMorgan Chase says it’s investing more than $1.3 million to increase the number of Detroiters receiving skills training for jobs.

The grants announced Tuesday are part its earlier $100 million commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery. The company says the training will be for in-demand jobs and to help strengthen partnerships between job seekers, local employers and training providers.

The funding supports efforts by the Detroit Employment Solutions Corp., the United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.

Plans call for a new leadership development academy for local workforce professionals, improving connections between Detroiters and existing job openings in growing local industries and addressing skills desired by local employers that job seekers might need.