Nearly $10-million in grant money from the federal government is coming to SIU-Edwardsville as it seeks to keep churning out students with skills geared toward new and emerging technologies.  Teaming with Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey and several other community colleges around the state, a milestone was marked on Tuesday as educators and elected officials gathered at the University’s Corn to Ethanol Research Center.

It was an occasion to mark the start of hands-on student training at the center.  Courtney Breckenridge, SIUE’s Director of Communications, says this is an exciting opportunity.

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LCCC President Dr. Dale Chapman announced the launch of the “Partnership for Education, Workforce Training and Research,” a new collaboration that builds upon the original grant by outfitting a state-of-the art classroom space at the Center with Siemens process control training simulators.  The Siemens simulators will give students experience with process control from an industry-leading technology provider.


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