Snead State gets grant for industrial technology training

The $360,900 grant from the Education Trust Fund will help meet the demand for skilled workers, according to the college.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017 9:13 AM
Updated: Nov. 21, 2017 9:13 AM

Snead State Community College is getting a boost to its industrial technology program with a grant that will be used to train students for industrial maintenance jobs.

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The $360,900 grant will be used for upgrading equipment to train students to meet the demand for industrial maintenance skilled workers, according to a news release from the school. The money is a grant from the Education Trust Fund.

"We’re excited to implement the equipment upgrade, so we can be in a better position to train a quality, highly-sought-after workforce," Snead State President Robert Exley said in the release.

The project is a joint venture between the college's academic department and Workforce Development Office. Snead State's program offers the program for both credit and non-credit students who are looking for employment in industrial maintenance. 

Courses the college offers include basic robotics, electricity and hydraulics basics and maintenance.

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