Grants Fund Manufacturing Education, Training

The United States Department of Labor has announced over $175 million in funding for community colleges to grow and enhance manufacturing education and training programs. The funding is part of the $500 million 2012 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program awards.

The funding is intended to allow community and technical colleges to align their programs of study to the standards of industry-based credentials, increasing the number of individuals with certifications that make them eligible for in-demand manufacturing jobs.

It also amplifies early work of the Manufacturing Institute in several communities to expand manufacturing education pathways in community and technical colleges through the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.

For more information, visit www.doleta.gov.

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