Grant Money Announced for Ridgewater 19 Sep 13

$20-million from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will go to help community and technical colleges in Minnesota develop and expand innovative training programs.

The grants, announced today (Thursday), are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT) and will be used to promote skills development and employment opportunities in areas such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, and health care. The funding will also help bolster partnerships between training providers and local employers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Ridgewater College in Willmar will receive over $3 million as part of the project.