Jefferson College will receive $1.257 million as part of a $19.7 million federal grant awarded to the state’s community college consortium through the Missouri Community College Association to educate 1,900 Missourians in (STEM) science, technology, engineering, and math fields and expand the state’s ability to collect student data enrolled in workforce programs.
“Funding from the MoSTEMWINs grant will support Jefferson College’s effort to further prepare students for career success in high-demand fields, while introducing innovative academic support services aimed at retention and completion,” said Jefferson College President Dr. Raymond Cummiskey. “Ultimately, the MoWINs project is about getting people the skills and credentials necessary for good jobs while helping turn the tide of economic decline in our community and across the state.”
This marks the second time that Jefferson College has received funding through the statewide consortium grant application via the U.S. Department of Labor’s (TAACCT) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program. The funding period will last through September of 2018.
Named MoSTEMWINs, the initiative specifically targets adult learners who are seeking new industry skill sets and career opportunities, especially those who have lost jobs because of foreign trade and other negative economic trends. It will train Missourians for jobs in transportation, manufacturing, information technology, health services/health sciences, and science support industry clusters.
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