MiraCosta College has received more than $110,000 in federal grant money to develop a program to train workers with manufacturing skills.
The skills are aimed at filling vacancies at Southern California aerospace companies and other firms doing business with the Department of Defense.
MiraCosta College will team with employers in the region to guide curriculum according to industry standards.
Linda Kurokawa, MiraCosta College’s director of community education and workforce development, said the $111,703 grant will help fill a growing skills gap cited by manufacturing firms and their supply chain vendors.
“We are excited to be awarded this grant because it provides yet another opportunity for MiraCosta College to strengthen its ties with local industries and expand training programs that will produce the next generation of technicians for aerospace and defense contractors,” Kurokawa said. “Prospective students can look forward to receiving excellent instruction using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities because of generous grants like this.”
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