St. Charles Community College to expand programs with new grant

St. Charles Community College to expand programs with new grant
July 30, 2019 Jerry Vallely

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on July 29, 2019.

Veneta Rizvic | St. Louis Business Journal

“St. Charles Community College plans to continue expanding its technical programs in order to address the St. Louis region’s workforce needs after receiving a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

“SCC will leverage these funds to assist local employer-partners in addressing high-demand workforce needs,” Barbara Kavalier, president of St. Charles Community College, said in a statement. “Emerging employers like the Amazon Fulfillment Center and the FedEx Package Distribution Center are looking for more than 2,000 new employees. And, the proposed $1 billion investment in the General Motors Wentzville Plant will likely call for advanced training to support their technological enhancements. The apprenticeship grants will allow SCC to be in a good position to serve these and other employers when the time comes.”

The Department of Labor awarded a total of $12 million to the Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program, a statewide initiative to “improve the ability to deliver innovative pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training programs.” Participants in the program will learn skills and earn credentials, or degrees, that will help them land high-demand entry- and middle-skills jobs in the manufacturing industry, officials said…”

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