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ADECA

August 17, 2018
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Gov. Ivey announces grant to enhance biomedical training program at Jefferson State Community College
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MONTGOMERY— Jefferson State Community College will upgrade a program that trains students for jobs in the medical industry thanks in part to a $220,817 grant announced by Gov. Kay Ivey.

The college will use the Appalachian Regional Commission grant to purchase equipment, furniture and supplies to upgrade classroom and laboratory space for a biomedical training program. The program will provide students and workers the skills needed to obtain biomedical equipment technician jobs in manufacturing and healthcare industries.

“My administration has championed job growth in Alabama, and programs like this ensure that our workforce is trained and ready for those jobs,” Ivey said. “I am pleased that this ARC funding is helping to provide better opportunities for Alabama workers.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers the ARC program in Alabama. Thirty-seven counties in Alabama are part of the ARC region and eligible for funds.

The ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.

In addition to the ARC, ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation development.

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Contact: Josh Carples; Mike Presley

For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/