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.