Pine Technical and Community College have secured a $1.1 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration to modernize the facility and improve learning spaces.
In a press release, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said that the grant is part of the government's commitment to supporting technical training and manufacturing jobs.
“The Trump Administration is committed to supporting opportunities for technical training and manufacturing as a way to provide good jobs for Americans,” said Secretary Ross. “I looking forward to seeing how the improvements to Pine Tech’s workforce training facilities will expand Pine City’s high-skilled workforce and provide benefits to the area economy.”
The money from the grant will go towards renovating and equip PTCC's workforce and training center and provide the region with the upgraded capacity to train workers in high-demand fields such as manufacturing, emergency services, automotive, and healthcare and support local business needs.
“Pine Technical College is a leader in providing students with the skills and hands-on experience necessary for jobs in a wide-range of industries,” said Congressman Pete Stauber. “I look forward to seeing the improvements this grant will make to their state-of-the-art facilities and meet the next generation of welders, machinists, and mechanics that Pine Technical College will bring into our workforce.”
This project was made possible by the efforts of the East Central Regional Development Commission. Who, with the help of EDA funds, works to bring together public and private sectors to strengthen the region's economy and job force.