U.S. Secretary of Labor visits Monroe Community College
Posted at: 09/24/2012 11:52 AM
Monday morning, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited MCC’s Applied Technologies Center to celebrate a $14.6-million grant to a group of SUNY community colleges from the Department of Labor.
The grant is part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program which will all the group of schools to design, implement and deliver a planned approach to job training and education needed for industries such as nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing.
MCC President Anne Kress said, “Monroe Community College is proud to lead this initiative coordinating all 30 SUNY community colleges in preparing more New Yorkers for viable advanced manufacturing careers. This investment by the U.S. Department of Labor in our system will help us develop innovative educational programming along career pathways so that individuals can find good jobs today and even better careers tomorrow.”
The TAACCCT initiative promotes development and employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as science, technology, engineering and math careers.