Schoolcraft College has received a piece of the $474.5 million in U.S. Government grants to expand demand-driven skills training and strengthen employer partnerships. Schoolcraft College will get more than $1.1 million as part of consortium of eight Michigan community colleges that together received nearly $25 million.
The Michigan colleges will focus on improvements in advanced manufacturing and will help students with job skill readiness, basic skill development, pathways to certificates and degrees, employer involvement, online/hybrid courses, education plans, prior learning assessments and career services. The colleges plan to create 13 new industry-focused credentials and upgrade or modify 63 certificate and degree programs.
The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. This is a multi-year $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.