Lofgren Congratulates SJSU for Receiving $5 Million Federal Job Training Grant
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) issued the following statement congratulating San Jose State University for securing a $5 million Recovery Act grant to recruit, train and place unemployed and dislocated workers in biotechnology jobs.
February 12, 2010
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) issued the following statement congratulating San Jose State University for securing a $5 million Recovery Act grant to recruit, train and place unemployed and dislocated workers in biotechnology jobs. Participants will complete preâ€clinical training and will then be placed in clinical training at a State-approved employer partner laboratory. Training will prepare participants for licensure and certification as Medical Laboratory Technicians, Clinical Laboratory Specialists, Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientists, and Cytogeneticists.
“Almost exactly a year after I voted to pass the Recovery Act, I’m delighted that San Jose State’s grant proposal was selected to receive funds,” noted Rep. Zoe Lofgren. “With the federal government’s help, we can transition unemployed and displaced local workers into burgeoning new fields like biotech. This serves not only the previously displaced worker, but also our entire economy by providing trained and educated workers to companies that are at the forefront of innovation. The surest way to pull ourselves out from this economic downturn is to innovate and create our way to economic prosperity.”
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her eighth term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She is the Chair of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. She also serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.