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SD Community College District awarded nearly $1.2 million in grants

The San Diego Community College District has been awarded nearly $1.2 million in California grants to coordinate regional and statewide efforts that prepare students with in-demand skills needed by employers in growing industries.

Two grants totaling $575,000 will go to San Diego Miramar College and its effort in the life sciences and biotechnology sector, including partnering with governmental agencies, economic development groups and biotechnology industry organizations.

Another $200,000 grant will go to Miramar College in the field of advanced transportation, which includes an array of clean energy technologies that reduce the impacts of climate change.

San Diego City College will receive a $200,000 grant to develop training in the information and communication technologies and digital media sector. City College also will receive a $200,000 grant to develop specialized training, technical consulting and business development in manufacturing.

Grants are distributed through the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy Program, which is run through the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Division of Economic and Workforce Development.

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