SWTCC, TCAT-Memphis Awarded Workforce Development Grants

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(Memphis) Governor Bill Haslam made a big contribution aimed at training Memphians to be better prepared for the changing job market.

Haslam presented $2.7 million in workforce development grants to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis and Southwest Tennessee Community College Monday.

TCAT-Memphis will receive $1.2 million for equipment to enhance its Avionics and Aircraft Maintenance and Advanced Manufacturing programs. SWTCC is getting $1.5 million for its mechatronics program.

The grants are part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” program, which is geared toward increasing the number of college graduates to 55% across Tennessee by 2025.