Bay to get $1.5M grant

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, D-Mich., have announced support for new high-tech job training opportunities at Bay College for workers whose jobs were outsourced and for veterans.

Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba will receive a $1.5 million grant as a member in a consortium of eight Michigan community colleges on behalf of the Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing.

The award was made available through the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Program.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training program provides community colleges funding to expand and improve education and career training programs for workers eligible for training adjustment assistance because their jobs were sent overseas or were lost as a result of foreign trade.

Bay College will be able to design job training programs to prepare Michigan workers with the right skills for advanced manufacturing jobs.

“For Michigan to create jobs and compete in the global economy, it’s critical our workers have the right skills and training opportunities to match the needs of emerging high-growth industries,” said Stabenow. “This grant will help Bay de Noc Community College continue to lead the way to develop and expand innovative training programs to help veterans and workers get high-skill jobs now.”

“Michigan workers can out-compete any workforce around the world if they have the opportunity to get the training and education they need,” Levin added.