Larsen announces $300,000 grant to expand aerospace training opportunities in Snohomish County“This federal grant will help more high school and college students in Snohomish County get the training they need for these good jobs."
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced a $303,827 federal grant for Everett Community College to help students pursue training in aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
The National Science Foundation grant will support the college’s Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing program.
“Aerospace manufacturing is a real bright spot in the Pacific Northwest’s economy, providing thousands of good, high-paying jobs,” Larsen said. “This federal grant will help more high school and college students in Snohomish County get the training they need for these good jobs.
“From the smallest suppliers up to Boeing, manufacturers throughout the Northwest have told me they need well-trained workers to meet the sector’s growing demand.”
The funding will allow the program to promote training opportunities to high school students and their parents, and help keep at-risk college students enrolled.
To learn more about Everett Community College’s Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing program, visit: http://www.everettcc.edu/ccec/aerospace/.
To learn more about this grant, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1304863.