LCC Receives over $1million Grant

Lamar Community College

(Lamar, Colorado; September 27, 2013) Lamar Community College received $1,092,663 from the U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday, September 18, as part of a $25 million grant to a consortium of nine Colorado schools focused on developing skilled advanced manufacturing workers throughout the state.

Participation in Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP) will allow LCC to enhance and expand its welding program by adding employer-driven content and reorganizing the current certificate into smaller, stackable certificates. In addition, other equipment will be purchased to enhance the program.

The three year grant, which is a part of the government’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, gives LCC an opportunity to grow a program that could greatly impact the community of Lamar and surrounding areas.

“These grant monies will enhance our ability to provide world class training in welding and other manufacturing processes,” stated John Marrin, LCC president. “It was funded at the perfect time as we were already moving forward to provide more training of this nature.”

Other schools receiving funds to participate in CHAMP are Aims Community College ($2,106,296), Community College of Denver ($3,534,061), Emily Griffith Technical College ($417,734), Front Range Community College ($9,925,073), Pikes Peak Community College ($2,307,859), Pueblo Community College ($1,656,914), Red Rocks Community College/WarrenTech ($1,946,047) and Metropolitan State University of Denver ($1,958,663).

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