WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced Monday that it has granted $450 million in job-driven training grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the country, and some of those dollars will come to NIACC.
All grantees are partnering with employers in growing industries to train workers for middle-class jobs that will be the backbone of the globally-competitive, 21st century economy.
Iowa’s Information Technology Healthcare Utilities and Manufacturing Network will increase the education and training of TAA-eligible workers in the high-growth industries of health, information, manufacturing and utilities. Through the network, there are 75 programs that will award certificates, diplomas, and/or degrees within applicable industries to TAA-eligible workers, veterans, dislocated workers and other adult workers in need of training.
Colleges that will receive funding include Hawkeye Community College, Northeast Iowa Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa Western Community College, Southwestern Community College, Eastern Iowa Community College, Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa Central Community College, Iowa Valley Community College District, North Iowa Area Community College, Indian Hills Community College, Northwest Iowa Community College, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Southeastern Community College, and Iowa Lakes Community College.
$15,000,000 will be divided up; no details were announced yet on how much each college will receive of that amount.