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Ken Moore
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Michigan State Employees Association
AFSCME, Local 5 - AFL-CIO

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$50 Million For Community Colleges Approved For Skilled Trades Training Print
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:16
The Michigan Strategic Fund on Tuesday approved $50 million in funding for the Communtiy College Skilled Trades Equipment Program.  The program will award the funds to community colleges on a competitive basis and the colleges will be required to match 25% of the award.  In an interview with mlive.com on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder said filling skilled trade jobs will be a top priority in his second term, should he be re-elected on Nov. 4.  The program could help workers gain jobs in health care, maintenance and repair, public safety, manufacturing, carpentry, plumbing and electrical jobs.  These fields constitute about one-third of the state's jobs, according to the governor's office.  There are tens of thousands of middle-class jobs that need skilled workers, Snyder said, but the equiment to train them is usually expensive and hard to replace.  Michigan has 28 community colleges which serve about 450,000 students.