(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.