Snead State Community College is getting a boost to its industrial technology program with a grant that will be used to train students for industrial maintenance jobs.
The $360,900 grant will be used for upgrading equipment to train students to meet the demand for industrial maintenance skilled workers, according to a news release from the school. The money is a grant from the Education Trust Fund.
"We’re excited to implement the equipment upgrade, so we can be in a better position to train a quality, highly-sought-after workforce," Snead State President Robert Exley said in the release.
The project is a joint venture between the college's academic department and Workforce Development Office. Snead State's program offers the program for both credit and non-credit students who are looking for employment in industrial maintenance.
Courses the college offers include basic robotics, electricity and hydraulics basics and maintenance.