Lincoln Land Community College announced last week that they have been awarded a $1 million grant to establish an open door workforce equity initiative to provide minority and low-income individuals with career training. Director of the workforce equity initiative, Michael Phelon explains that this helps a lot of people who may think college is out of reach for them.
Phelon says that jobs that work under this grant are in industries that are booming right now such as pharmaceutical, technicians, truck drivers, auto, and welding.
Phelon says that people can start now sending names in so they can start getting information about the program.
Program participants will receive free tuition, a stipend, transportation assistance, childcare assistance and much more if approved.