- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama community college is a major recipient of one of the job training grants announced by the Obama administration.

Officials announced Monday that Lawson State Community College in Birmingham is the lead college in a consortium of Southern colleges that will share $10 million in funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.

The grants provide community colleges with money to partner with employers to deliver education and career training programs to help improve the skills of people seeking jobs. Lawson State will receive $4 million, while Atlanta Technical College, Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi will get $2 million each over four years.

Grant writer Wendy Horn said the training will focus on transportation jobs.

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