SCC Will Receive Part of $15 Million Federal Grant for Training in Manufacturing

September 25, 2012

St. Charles Community College is designated to receive more than $1.4 million of a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to community colleges in Missouri for training in manufacturing.

“We’re pleased that St. Charles County workers will have an opportunity to access technical skills training needed to prepare them for today’s advanced manufacturing jobs,” said Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., SCC president.

SCC is part of a nine-member consortium of Missouri public two-year colleges that will collaborate to implement the training.

The funds are part of the nearly $15 million, announced by the Missouri Community College Association on Sept. 19, to implement “MoManufacturingWINs,” a statewide training network that will create opportunities for Missourians to obtain the training they need to work in modern manufacturing shops. The nine-member consortium of public two-year colleges will collaborate to implement a rigorous certification training model endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The program will enable students to earn industry-recognized credentials that validate students’ mastery of skills in specific areas of manufacturing.

According to MCCA, the awards announced were made in connection with the second round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program.  Missouri's application for funding in the first round of TAACT grants was also fully funded.  That funding is supporting implementation of MoHealthWINs, which has established workforce innovation networks (WINs) that train Missourians for careers in health services/health sciences.

 For more information, read the Sept. 19 MCCA news release.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit


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