Enterprise-Ozark community college was among 70 community colleges from 40 states to be awarded a U. S. Department of Labor job training grant.
They are using the $1.6 million on new technology.
Eddie Turner grew up in Skipperville and after graduation he went into construction. Since there is no retirement in construction, he started learning avionics and already has a job.
Federal grant money will buy new props, new tools and new engines for the students instead of the out of date equipment.
It will also be used for dual enrollment programs for high school students which means they can go right into air frame and the power plant.
Samantha Blakely and Latica Rodgers are about to graduate. Although they won't get to use the new equipment, they know it'll be good for the new students they might someday be working with.
This grant will help better train the Wiregrass since most students graduating are going into the local work force.
The grant will also pay to install interactive three-dimensional distance learning laboratories for both Ozark and mobile locations.
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