Lewis & Clark Community College is heading up a group of community colleges located up and down the Mississippi River whose aim is to put more people to work.  The group of colleges will split $23.8-million as they aim to train adults in the skills that will be needed in the years and decades to come.  Many of the skills needed are being taught already at the college as part of the GED to workforce program.

College President Dr. Dale Chapman says there are jobs that are not being filled because of a lack of trained applicants.

Chapman comments

Money for the program comes from the U.S. Department of Labor.  Funds also will encourage community colleges to better track data on the employment and earnings of students after they graduate as a tool to improve their programming and to create employment results scorecards that will help prospective students choose between training programs. 

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