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Michigan community colleges receive $5 million in federal funding

Sep 29, 2014

In an effort to raise employment through increased job training, the Obama administration has distributed $450 million to nearly 270 community colleges across the country.

Among these recipients are two community colleges in Michigan: Alpena Community College and Wayne County Community College District in Detroit. The community colleges were selected for their partnerships with employers on job training. Together, they will be receiving nearly $5 million in federal funding.

More from a press release from the vice president's office:

The grants will provide community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to partner with employers to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that will help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in industries like information technology, health care, energy, and advanced manufacturing.

Credit Alpena Community College / Facebook

On a Facebook post, Alpena Community College listed what the funds will be used for:

The funding ... will allow ACC to continue training in the fields of aerospace, cybersecurity, green energy/smart grid technology, and advanced manufacturing for the next 3 years with local industries.

Money for Wayne County Community College District will go to the Wayne County Generation Cyber Project.

– Ari Sandberg, Michigan Radio Newsroom