Grant Provides for New Tech and Trade Center at Carroll Community College

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Thanks to a $2.8 million grant from the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, Carroll Community College in Westminster, Maryland is planning a new tech and trade center designed to train students for in-demand jobs.

Vice President of Workforce, Business & Community Education at Carroll Community College Kelly Koermer says, “Through the Ratcliffe Foundation’s generous grant, Carroll Community College is excited to make learning and opportunity more accessible. This program will equip people, families, and, ultimately, communities with strong earning potential and career longevity. Our students will gain cutting-edge skills while the community and surrounding region benefit from a skilled workforce that drives economic growth. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Ratcliffe Foundation for their unwavering commitment to education and prosperity.”

The new Ratcliffe Applied Technology and Trades Center will offer training programs in vocational areas such as plumbing, HVAC, welding, carpentry, entrepreneurship, and automotive technology, for instance. Part of the grant money is also earmarked for scholarships and tools for students to use as they learn skilled trades.

With the cost of a four-year degree on a steady incline, many high school graduates across the nation are considering attending trade school as an affordable alternative.

You can learn more about Carroll Community College and its academic offerings at the school’s official website.

Carroll Community College is accredited to award two-year degrees as well as certificates and diplomas by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Source: Baltimore Fishbowl—New Tech and Trades Center to Help Carroll Community College Meet Demand for Skilled Workers

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