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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
DECEMBER 4, 2007
(615) 741-2257

 

GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANT TO
SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
$37,650 EARMARKED FOR COMPUTER TRAINING AND GED PREPARATION IN MCMINN COUNTY

 NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $37,650 to the Southeast Tennessee Development District for computer training and GED preparation in McMinn County. 

The training grant will help dislocated workers learn basic computer skills and take Adult Education classes in preparation for earning a General Education Development (GED) diploma. 

“I am pleased to award this grant to the Southeast Tennessee Development District for computer and adult education training,” said Governor Bredesen.  “These funds will help the raise the skill level of the dislocated workers in those counties and will also assist in attracting new industry.”

 “I am proud to award this grant money to enhance training opportunities for dislocated workers,” said Commissioner Neeley.  “With 1.2 million citizens in our state without a high school diploma, it is important we provide individuals with the training they need to improve their futures.”

Training will take place at the Adult Education center in Athens.

 


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