Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.97 million grant to the Delaware Technical and Community College of Dover, Delaware, to build a new automotive training center. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 43 jobs, retain 44 jobs, and generate $1.5 million in private investment.
“The Trump Administration is diligently working to ensure that American workers are afforded every opportunity to succeed,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Because of the Delaware Technical and Community College’s new training facilities and other projects like it, American workers will be able to gain the skills that local businesses need to grow and thrive.”
Specifically, this project will include the construction of the 13,500 square-foot Delaware Technical Community College Automotive Center of Excellence. The facility will include two classrooms, a tool room, two training garages, and other related capacities. This project allows the college to provide residents with an education in specialized automotive fields to address the need for automotive workers in the region.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation’s regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.