Miss. colleges share $4.95M in grants

September 22, 2013 12:11:04 AM

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JACKSON -- The U.S. Labor Department has awarded $4.95 million in grants to develop job training programs at two community colleges in Mississippi. 

 

East Mississippi Community College will receive $2.7 million and Hinds Community College will received $2.2 million. The schools will be part of a consortium led by Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois. The total grant was $23.8 million. 

 

The community colleges will work with employers to identify the most pressing needs for job training in Mississippi such as manufacturing, transportation and health care.