Leirion Gaylor Baird
Mayor | Lincoln, NE

ARP: Lincoln NE, New Workforce Training Opportunities

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird is supporting workers through over $12 million in additional Workforce Development Grants that went to helping low-wage workers and youth enter into sectors with a clear connection to workforce demands. These programs have served over 350 persons collectively, with only a quarter of the funds have been spent so far. Other program highlight include a strong interest in the Child Development Associate Credential program; nursing students impacted by the pandemic receiving scholarships to complete their degrees; and 75 high school students have accessed Future Ready skills. Gaylor Baird anticipate these programs will be growing exponentially in 2023 and has partnered with University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to analyze the first year of data collection to improve the impact of the program.

“Ensuring workers have access to rewarding and financially secure careers that enable them to provide for themselves and their families is a top priority,” said Gaylor Baird. “Ensuring businesses and organizations can secure the workforce they need to be successful and grow our local economy is an equally important priority. Backing these priorities with significant funding from the American Rescue Plan is a win-win for Lincoln’s workers and employers. These awards represent major investments in workforce development for key industries in our community including childcare, the health sciences, information technology, manufacturing, welding, and youth employment.”

More Idea’s From Leirion Gaylor Baird

ARPA Case Study: Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird Paves the Way for New Water Source Project

Idea Category: American Rescue Plan Act, Funding, Public Safety | Funding Source: ARP

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird: New Plan to Boost Local Food System in Lincoln

Idea Category: Smart Government | Funding Source: ARP

ARP: Lincoln NE, Supporting Small Businesses

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Funding Source: ARP

Fostering a Welcoming Community for Immigrants

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity | Funding Source: ARP

Biogas to Vehicle Fuel

Idea Category: Climate Change, Transportation | Funding Source: ARP