Boston, MA - Representative Timothy Whelan (R-Brewster) has announced that Cape Cod Community College has been awarded a $250,000 Skills Capital Grant to purchase training equipment and to expand job training opportunities at the college.
"I want to thank Governor Baker and Lt Governor Polito, as well as Secretary of Education Peyser, Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development Acosta, and Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Kennealy for the generous award of $250,000 in a Skills Capital Grant to Cape Cod Community College", Rep. Whelan stated. "President Cox and his excellent staff are doing great work and these funds will help expand valuable job training opportunities to more students in more career fields here on Cape Cod".
With these funds the college will purchase training equipment for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS/EMT), Paramedic and Funeral Services programs. The college will offer an Associate of Science in Funeral Service, Emergency Medical Technician Certification, and Paramedic Certification. Additionally, Cape Cod Community College will work with MassHire and local school districts to recruit students, including individuals with significant barriers to employment.
The Skills Capital Grants are awarded by Governor Baker’s Workforce Skills Cabinet, which was created in 2015 to bring together the Secretariats of Education, Labor and Workforce Development, and Housing and Economic Development to align education, economic development and workforce policies in order to strategize around how to meet employers’ demand for skilled workers in every region of the Commonwealth.