Welfare Reform Liaison Project lands $15K grant
The Business Journal by Owen Covington, Reporter
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 9:58am EST
The Welfare Reform Liaison Project has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to expand the project’s digital imaging training programs.
The Rev. Odell Cleveland, president and CEO of the Welfare Reform Liaison Project, estimates that the grant will lead to a 15 percent increase in the number of people who secure employment after completing digital imaging training. The training program teaches workers how to scan, index and store documents as part of the paper-to-digital conversion that many companies and government agencies are now undertaking.
Earlier this year, the Greensboro-based project trimmed staff to help account for cuts in federal grants and cut back on its video production programs. Cleveland said in July that the project was working to foster more partnerships with local businesses to help supplement its training programs and provide new avenues for students who complete training through project programs.