2013-09-26 / Community

Bay College receives grant to train workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bay de Noc Community College recently received a $1.5 million grant to design job training programs to prepare Michigan workers with the right skills for advanced manufacturing jobs. Even with thousands of Michigan residents looking for work, businesses across the state are reporting difficulty finding workers for many skilled positions.

“For Michigan to create jobs and compete in the global economy, it’s critical our workers have the right skills and training opportunities to match the needs of emerging high-growth industries,” said U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow. “This grant will help Bay de Noc Community College continue to lead the way to develop and expand innovative training programs to help veterans and workers get highskill jobs now.”

Bay de Noc Community College will receive the grant as a member in a consortium of eight Michigan community colleges on behalf of the Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing. The award was made available through the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Program.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training program provides community colleges funding to expand and improve education and career training programs for workers eligible for training adjustment assistance because their jobs were sent overseas or were lost as a result of foreign trade.

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