Community colleges receive $12.6 million federal grant for job training 

Amount: $590,108

HARRIMAN (WATE) - A $12.6 million federal grant to offer more training for health care careers was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The grant was given to a consortium of Tennessee community colleges, led by Roane State Community College. Other colleges participating the program are:

  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • Jackson State Community College
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Walters State Community College
  • all Tennessee Technology Centers

The funding will train and provide support for students to complete their degrees in health care.

The Rx-Tennessee grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative, a $500 million federal program designed to promote skills development and employment opportunities in various fields.

The U.S. Department of Labor administers the program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education.

The money will be used for services such as completion coaches to help students stay on track and finish their degrees, online tutoring and other student support programs.