Category: MC in the News
Published: Oct 3 2014 12:00AM
On Monday, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.
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Montgomery College will receive nearly $15 million award from the TAACCCT grant. A total of 14 community colleges in Maryland will benefit from the $14,957,899 in funding to support job-driven training programs. Montgomery College will receive $5,371,743 to lead the consortium of colleges focused on training in the cyber-security economic sector, information technology, professional, scientific and technical and educational services industries.
"This is an exciting day for Montgomery College, our 13 partner institutions and for the state of Maryland," said Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. "Together with these funds and our employer partners, Montgomery College and Maryland's community colleges can enhance our efforts to attack the skills gap--connect more of our residents to good jobs and fuel our economy with workers ready with 21st century skills."