Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Local Colleges Share Federal Grant

Federal officials announced Monday Hazard Community and Technical College is one of nearly 270 community colleges across the nation to receive a portion of 450 million dollars in grants for job training.

A consortium made up of six Kentucky community colleges: HCTC, along with Big Sandy, Somerset, Jefferson, Southeast and West Kentucky, are to receive $10 million during the next four years.

The funds will allow HCTC to expand its Learn on Demand program, which offers online training to students in a number of careers in computer and medical information technology.

With the grant, school officials say they will be able to offer five new associates degree programs and thirteen job-specific certifications.