Center of Excellence Receives 10 Million Department of Labor Grant


The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing is proud to announce that along with the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy and the Center of Excellence for Construction, here in Washington State, we have just been awarded a $10 million grant from the Department of Labor to further workforce training and development.

Today, the Center Executive Directors were in Washington D.C. at the White House accepting the grant from Vice President Joe Biden.

Barbara Hins-Turner, executive director of the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy had this to say about the grant, “Centralia College is pleased and proud to be a recipient of the TAACCCT round 4 grant led by Washington’s Centers of Excellence for Clean Energy, Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, and Construction. The Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) project represents a statewide collaboration that will serve 1,992 adults and includes eight community and technical colleges, five workforce investment boards, the state’s TAA coordinating agency, the Washington State Labor Council and more than a dozen major employers.”

Press release from Vice President Joe Biden regarding the grant award recipient announcement.

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About COEAerospace

The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing of Washington state is a conduit for collaboration and engagement between industry and K-12 and post secondary higher education. We work to develop the talent pipeline and economic infrastructure to facilitate continuous innovation and growth for aerospace and manufacturing in our state and beyond.
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