The U.S. Department of Labor awarded 72 community-college partnerships in 34 states $125 million for successfully competing under the President's Community-Based Job-Training Grants Initiative. The primary purpose of these grants is to build community colleges' capacity to equip workers with the skills growing local industries require for success.

Seven community colleges were awarded grants for their construction programs:

     

  • Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, Colo.
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  • Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.
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  • Savannah Technical College, Savannah, Ga.
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  • Frederick Community College, Frederick, Md.
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  • Alpena Community College, Alpena, Mich.
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  • Lamar State College-Orange, Orange, Texas
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  • Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Va.

For more information, visit www.doleta.gov/business/Community-BasedJobTrainingGrants.cfm