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CLC among school receiving federal grants

Central Lakes College, with campuses in Staples and Brainerd, is among the schools receiving Department of Labor grants. CLC will receive more than $3.7 million.

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U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Al Franken, D-Minn., and Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Tim Walz D-Minn., and Rick Nolan D-Minn., announced that $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, part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT), 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 (STEM).

“In the 8th District, I’m particularly pleased to see Pine Technical College in Pine City and Central Lakes College in Brainerd receiving a combined total of just under $10 million to boost their already highly successful education and career training programs,” said Rep. Nolan. “What a boost for those institutions, their students and faculty, and the local communities that have been so supportive.”

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