Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nixon Dedicates $12M to Produce Jobs Through Community Colleges

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Governor Jay Nixon brought his push for new jobs to Springfield Tuesday, announcing a $12 million dollar pot of money available for community college training programs.

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The idea is targeting job sectors with a growing need -- and the state's 12 community colleges will compete for the funds. The Governor said applications will be judged on who can create or expand programs that will get people to work the fastest. The program targets such fields at veterinary and pharmacy technicians, nursing aides and other skilled crafts.
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"This is not about building a bureaucracy. This is about building people," Nixon said.
WOULD NOT set the program's job goal yet -- saying "we should have a pretty solid matrix" come mid-February when applications are due.

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