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Biden-Harris administration invests $255,000 in workforce development in West KY

Greg Thomas
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kentucky State Director Dr. Tom Carew today announced a $254,855 Rural Business Development Grant to West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The announcement was part of President Joe Biden’s “Investing in Rural America Event Series” and highlights workforce development efforts.

“West Kentucky Community and Technical College and the entire Kentucky Community and Technical College System are doing a great job preparing the workforce of tomorrow,” said Carew. “USDA is helping to make sure people in rural Kentucky have the infrastructure and economic opportunities they need in their communities to succeed. When rural Kentucky communities thrive, America thrives.”

West Kentucky Community and Technical College will use a $254,855 Rural Business Development Grant to purchase equipment, fixtures, and furniture for the Cosmetology Program as well as retrofit the program’s learning spaces to meet current industry standards and expand capacity.

Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.