HFCC awarded $15 million job training grant

DEARBORN — Henry Ford Community College won a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training program.

HFCC will take the lead in a multi-state consortium with 12 community colleges from around the nation and their industry partners to create high-tech job training opportunities for workers in the manufacturing sector.

HFCC President Gail Mee said the project “will transform community college manufacturing programs through the development of new industry-driven training programs and credentials. We are very pleased to receive this grant and look forward to working with our partners.

“The project will play a major role in the economic development of the region and prepare workers for the manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow.”

The TAACCCT grant program provides community colleges with funding to expand career training programs for workers whose jobs were sent overseas or lost as a result of foreign trade. The program is competitive and HFCC received the maximum amount awarded this year.

To read the full announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor, go to www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20121885.htm.

For more information about HFCC, go to www.hfcc.edu, or call 1-800-585-4322.