IN ALAMEDA | Headquarters of Mi Casa Resource Center in Denver. (Photos/ El Comercio de Colorado)
FOR TWO TRAINING PROGRAMS
Newsroom El Comercio de Colorado
Mi Casa Resource Center (MCRC), a training and resource center based in Denver, Colorado, turned out to be one of the organizations benefiting from the program carried out by the US federal administration to increase the supply of trained workers and ensure their entry to the labor market with good jobs.
These grants are part of the Good Jobs Challenge, funded by the American Rescue Plan, legislation signed into law on March 11, 2021, by President Biden. The fundamental purpose is to help Americans recover from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.
The selection of the beneficiaries was thorough. “We congratulate Mi CASA Resource Center for having the skill and ability to secure these resources. We want them to stay focused on their mission as always to serve the Hispanic communities,” said Alejandra Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.
Castillo adds that Mi Casa Resource Center, as well as the other beneficiaries, should emphasize training in particular areas of interest. Additionally, as part of the training, it is important to pay attention to other aspects that become critical for some students, such as transportation and the existence of nurseries.
Role of UnidosUS
“By including organizations that support diverse and disadvantaged communities that have been hit hardest by COVID-19, the Biden administration shows that America is better when everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper,” said Janet Murguía, president of the organization. UnidosUS, formerly known as the National Council of La Raza.
Murguía stressed that they seek to support at least 50,000 people. “The result should be that people from all communities can have the conditions to aspire to good quality jobs that allow family sustenance. UnidosUS is the recipient of the funds that will then be channeled to the Mi Casa Resource Center.”
Medical administration and human resources
“We are an allied center of UnidosUS. In this way we will be able to offer our communities even more options for careers, work, improvement, and training. Our goal is that all people, and particularly those in the Hispanic community, can create a heritage,” said Ángeles Ortega, president of Mi Casa Resource Center.
Ortega explained that the organization that she leads will oversee the implementation of a medical administration program and another program to train human resources administrators. “In both sectors we are talking about jobs that require training and therefore will be well paid and can mean the development of a professional career,” she concluded.