Cape Cod Community College receives $2.5M federal grant

One of six community colleges nationwide to focus on the aviation industry

Cape Cod, Brockton colleges receive fed job training grants

Cape Cod Community College and Massasoit Community College are among the 270 higher education institutions that received $450 million in training grants from the federal Department of Labor and the Department of Education, the White House said Monday.

Massasoit Community College, located in Brockton, picked up $20 million, while Cape Cod Community College, which is in Barnstable, received $2.5 million.

The grant program, known as the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training, will help the colleges join with employers to deploy career training programs for the information technology, health care, energy and advanced manufacturing sectors.

Cape Cod Community College will be one of six community colleges nationwide to focus on the aviation industry, with expected partnerships with 15 employers, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the state Department of Workforce Development, Camp Edwards Army National Guard and two industry associations. Students looking to become aviation maintenance technicians and aerospace engineering and operations technicians will receive hands-on experience and a guaranteed internship. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on