WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $65 million in grants to 16 colleges in 14 states to expand their capacity to provide training to meet the skill development needs of employers and help students obtain good jobs.Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, the fourth round of Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants will support individual community colleges, as well as consortia of colleges, to prepare students for jobs that pay family-sustaining wages and offer career development opportunities based on the Good Jobs Principles developed by the departments of Labor and Commerce in 2022. Grantees will work with industry stakeholders to identify the workforce needs of multiple employers within a selected industry in the labor market area. “Training programs should not end in a job search; they should end in a job. The Biden-Harris administration is investing in training programs that are demand-driven; Strengthening Community Colleges grants will help connect people to good jobs and employers to the people they need,” said Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su. “The Department of Labor is awarding funding today that will help community colleges equip workers with the skills they need right now, and that will strengthen workforce infrastructure in their respective communities.” This funding will support a total of 41 colleges, including 16 lead institutions and an additional 25 consortia members. These colleges will work in multiple sectors, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare, IT, and infrastructure-related sectors like construction, transportation, broadband expansion, and renewable energy.  Across the four rounds of grants to date, 170 colleges, including leads and consortia members, are addressing major workforce priorities for employers and workers in their 31 states and local communities.Grantees announced today will receive approximately $55 million in funding now. Following a feasibility study, a subset of grantees will be identified to participate in an evaluation study. Those grantees will share the remaining $10 million in funding, to be awarded this fall. A list of the latest Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants Program lead recipients follows this release. Recipient City StateAmount University of Arkansas, Pulaski Technical CollegeN. Little RockAR$5,736,624Black River Technical CollegePocahontasAR$1,691,519Santiago Canyon CollegeOrangeCA$1,750,000Palm Beach State CollegeLake WorthFL$1,750,000Rock Valley CollegeRockfordIL$5,585,017Southeastern Community CollegeWest BurlingtonIA$1,749,818Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical CollegeMiddlesboroKY$1,728,412Delgado Community CollegeNew OrleansLA$5,750,000Grand Rapids Community CollegeGrand RapidsMI$5,515,501East Mississippi Community CollegeColumbusMS$1,565,488Junior College District, East Central Missouri (East Central College)UnionMO$5,525,720Hudson County Community CollegeJersey CityNJ$1,750,000Columbus State Community CollegeColumbusOH$5,696,431Stark State CollegeNorth CantonOH$1,749,974Weber State UniversityOdgenUT$1,749,925Western Technical CollegeLa CrosseWI$5,705,571

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