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Tacoma Community College in Washington, in partnership with Tacoma Goodwill, Yakima Valley College and Lower Columbia College, will receive nearly $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor under a three-year grant to help train workers needed in the warehousing and distribution industry in Tacoma, Longview and Yakima.

Tacoma Community College in Washington, in partnership with Tacoma Goodwill, Yakima Valley College and Lower Columbia College Lower Columbia College is a community college located in Longview, WA. Established in 1934, it serves the area around Cowlitz County. The current campus was established in 1962, and LCC now has an approximate enrollment of 4,000 students. External links
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, will receive nearly $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor under a three-year grant to help train workers needed in the warehousing and distribution industry in Tacoma, Longview and Yakima. The training will be broadcast from Tacoma to classrooms in Longview and Yakima, connecting the college's existing logistics and transportation management program to rural communities. More than 25 community and non-profit partners will work to recruit and serve 450 veterans, displaced displaced

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 workers, disadvantaged adults and youth through job training. It will includes a work readiness credential credential verb To determine or verify titles, qualifications, documents, completion of required training, and continuing education, in those persons who function in a professional or official capacity–eg, ER physician, neurosurgeon, etc. Cf Credentials. , customer service certification and college courses towards a general warehouse clerk certificate. These funds are part of the U.S. Department of Labor's Community-Based Job Training Grants program, which is designed to improve the ability of community colleges to provide their regions' workers with the skills needed to enter growing industries. Tacoma Community College will serve as the fiscal agent and project manager for this grant, working with its more than two dozen partners.

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Title Annotation:grants & gifts
Publication:Community College Week
Date:Feb 9, 2009
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