U.S. Labor Secretary Solis provides $3 million grant for Chattanooga State training program

U.S. Labor Secretary Solis provides $3 million grant for Chattanooga State training program

October 3rd, 2012 by Mike Pare in Local Regional News

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis today provided a $3 million grant for Chattanooga State Community College to set up a new training program.

"You all have the winning ticket here," she said, about the program that's aimed at assuring the safety of nuclear plants and other systems.

Solis, speaking at the college's Wacker Institute, said there is a renaissance in manufacturing going on in America.

She said that perhaps the country can bring back some of the manufacturing jobs lost over the last two or three decades.

The new program, which includes $2.5 million from Chattanooga State, is slated to start next fall.