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WIA funds to be used for support services

(Agreement approved with IVROP)….The agreement is for Support services to IVC.

The Workforce Development Office is helping fund a new Academy at Imperial Valley College to train Correction Officers. The graduates of the Academy will be eligible to apply at the new Calexico Detention Center. The Center has said they will employ over 200 correction officers once their facility is fully operational. For now, they will need between 60 and 100 correctional officers. Tuesday the Supervisors agreed to spend up to $123,000 for a contract for Workforce Investment Act funds to be used for a support contract with IVROP. Officials say there are over 400 interested students in participating in the Academy.