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Collin Receives Grant To Train Local Workers

March 14, 2006 -- Collin County Community College District (Collin) received a $63,981 grant from North Central Texas WorkForce to provide management and technology training to employees of LifeCare Hospitals of Plano/LifeCare Management Services. This grant will provide training for 165 LifeCare employees in management, communications and information technology. The Collin County Healthcare Training Initiative began in late February.

"Through our grant-seeking endeavors, Collin has been successful at providing high quality, timely training for local businesses throughout our service area," said Cary Israel, president of Collin. "The need for healthcare training has never been greater as Baby Boomers mature and as young families continue to choose our community as the place to raise their children. This grant will be a benefit to our vibrant and ever-changing community. Collin continues to lead the way in providing training and education needed to ensure we have a skilled workforce for today and in the future."

With this grant, Collin has now received more than $3.5 million total for all workforce grants from local and state sources to train and assist employees in local companies. The training has benefited more than 3,700 employees at a range of companies from throughout Collin County.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.