Manufacturing programs to benefit
Northampton Community College has been awarded $200,000 as part of a Department of Labor & Industry Tech Grant, submitted by the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board on behalf of NCC. The grants are used to support equipment purchases and/or upgrades at Pennsylvania's post-secondary career and technical centers to more effectively prepare adult students for entry into the state's competitive employment marketplace.
NCC will use the funds to purchase equipment and supplies that meet technological standards in two regionally targeted diversified manufacturing programs: Computer Aided Design and Applied Quality and Standards.
A total of $2 million in reemployment funding for 14 educational institutions was announced by Gov. Tom Wolf on May 9. Gov. Wolf said the grants "also allow local colleges and career and technical institutions to increase training capacity for in-demand programs to close the skills gap for local manufacturers in high-priority occupations."