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General Purposes

Project QUEST, Inc.

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009
  • Location San Antonio, TX, United States
  • Geographic Focus Texas

About this grant

This grant will provide general purpose support to Project QUEST, Inc. As a nationally recognized sectoral employment program, Project QUEST defines the skills required to succeed in targeted, hard-to-fill occupations, then recruits, trains, and develops adults so that they are qualified and ready for employment. Project QUEST has placed over 2,100 participants in jobs paying family-sustaining wage levels. A 2006 Texas Workforce Commission study indicates that approximately 95 percent of those participants remain employed a year later. Verifications of pay show that alumni who graduated in 2004 are currently earning an average wage that is more than 200 percent higher than incomes before training.