Feds To Spend Nearly $19M On Job Training In NC

Federal grant money worth nearly $19 million will be distributed to nine North Carolina community colleges to fund job training and development programs aimed at helping unemployed workers.

The office of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan announced the grants Monday. Hagan says the funding supports partnerships between community colleges and employers in fields ranging from biotechnology to health care.

Each of the nine community colleges getting the funding is partnered with at least one employer with available jobs and a need for trained workers.

The grant funding will go to schools in Robeson, Beaufort, Craven, Nash, Edgecombe, Davidson, Surry, Haywood and Buncombe counties.

The most recent figures have North Carolina's unemployment rate at 10.4 percent, compared to the national average of 9.1 percent.


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  • by A Little Wiser Than You on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    That right Bev and Obamy...turn on the money machine once again and spew millions more of the TAXPAYERS dollars down the tube. Something that you two are really good at.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 27, 2011 at 07:48 AM
    What Jobs? How about teaching survival skills until 2012?
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      by BLAHammed on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:53 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      You got that right.Send some of that money my way I will be glad to teach people to work a garden and load bullets.
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