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January 3rd, 2008

Web Exclusive: COC to Receive $1.3 Million Tech Grant from Feds

Abstract:
U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Sandy K. Baruah, a senior member of the Bush Administration's economic development team, will present an Economic Development Administration (EDA) investment check for $1.3 million to the Santa Clarita Community College District Friday at College of the Canyons' main campus in Valencia.

The money will be used by the college to develop and support a new Emerging Technologies training program, the only such program in Southern California to train workers. The program is designed to teach students the specific skills being requested by regional employers. The project is expected to create 300 jobs and generate $6 million in private investment.

The grant will allow COC to purchase advanced equipment needed to train laboratory technicians for employment in companies using biotechnology, nanotechnology and autonomous technology. The equipment will be located in the Aliso Laboratory, the new science lab building on the Valencia campus.

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