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College Lands $2.39M in Funding to Boost Manufacturing

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Hopkinsville Community College has been awarded $2.39 million in funding from the United States Department of Labor that will be used to advance manufacturing in 18 western Kentucky counties.

“This funding will have a large scale region-wide impact in terms of jobs, economic impact and manufacturing development,” said HCC President and CEO Dr. James E. Selbe, noting that the grant “dovetails perfectly” with the direction and mission of the college and the vision of what the college can do to enhance the economic vitality and prosperity of the region.

The grant will help fund the HCC Industrial Talent Enhancement Model (ITEM) program, which brings together community and technical colleges, public school districts, businesses, community centers and local chambers of commerce to provide training for current and future manufacturing employees.