Labor Department Awards $2.5 Million to Train Auto Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a grant of almost $2.5 million to train automotive manufacturing workers in Kentucky.

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a grant of almost $2.5 million to train automotive manufacturing workers in Kentucky. The grant is part of almost $14.4 million invested to date in the automotive sector under President Bush's High Growth Job Training Initiative, a strategic plan to prepare workers for jobs in vital industries.

The grant will allow the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to establish an Advanced Manufacturing Learning Center where state of the art training in all facets of automotive manufacturing will be offered to workers in Scott County and central Kentucky's so-called auto corridor. The learning center will be organized as a factory.

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