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Career Centers

As the nation's dependency on coal increases and the existing workforce ages, the labor demand for coal miners is increasing. It is the mission of the UMWA Career Centers to offer training programs for new miners, as well as individuals who have been dislocated from the mines.

The Career Centers have recently received grants to build a simulated coal mining environment to be used for training new miners, upgrading incumbent worker skills and providing safety enhancement and task training for miners.

Programs operated by the UMWA Career Centers include:

  • Dislocated Mine Workers and Families of Dislocated Mine Workers programs
  • Outreach Crisis Program for Youths through the Office of Juvenile Justice
  • Department of Environmental Protection (Pa.) feasibility study and database project
  • Capacity building study on the effectiveness of local workforce delivery systems
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Welfare Initiative grant project
  • Heavy equipment training school
  • New miner training
  • Industry Partnership grant project and Coal Heritage grant project

The Career Centers has provided services to well over 6,000 individuals residing in rural coal mining communities throughout the United States, and has developed partnerships with state workforce development offices, local workforce investment delivery areas and other community agencies to provide a seamless system to ensure no duplication of services.

For more information on UMWA Career Centers, Inc., click here. contact them via email at umwacc1@earthlink.net or phone at 1-800-826-2338.

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