The AWS Foundation in Florida is awarding Welding Workforce Grants to 11 schools, including Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood. The foundation says the funding is being awarded to make improvements, invest in capital items such as welding or metalworking equipment, or purchase/upgrade computers or computer-based training systems.
The awards are up to $25,000 per location.
The grant recipients are listed below:
- Central Nine Career Center – Greenwood, Indiana
- Centro de Innovacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico en Soldadura – CIDTS – Santa Catarina – Nuevo Leon, Mexico
- City College at Montana State University Billings – Billings, Montana
- Florida Carpenters Training Trust Fund – Tampa, Florida
- John Hersey High School – Arlington Heights, Illinois
- Jones County Junior College – Ellisville, Mississippi
- Missouri State University – West Plains – West Plains, Missouri
- Northern Westmoreland CTC – New Kensington, Pennsylvania
- Rappahannock Community College – Warsaw, Virginia
- South Fort Myers High School – Fort Myers, Florida
- WorkForce Innovators of America – Athens, Georgia
“We applaud the dedication these eleven locations have demonstrated in expanding their welding education programs and facilities,” said Monica Pfarr, executive director of the AWS Foundation. “Their commitment to the welding industry and cultivating the next generation of welding technicians and professionals through education is inspiring.”
Last year, the organization says it awarded more than $2.2 million in grants and scholarships to support welding education.