The Magnolia Reporter

South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado has been awarded a $788,587 grant from the federal Economic Development Administration to construct the “Advance Manufacturing Training Center” in El Dorado.

The Arkansas congressional delegation made the announcement on Tuesday morning.

“A thriving manufacturing sector is one of the keys to remaining competitive in today's global economy,” said U.S. Sen. John Boozman. “This grant is beneficial in that regard as it will help create a skilled workforce to fill those jobs right here in Arkansas. This new training center at South Arkansas Community College will help put our state’s economy in a good position to grow and give Arkansans an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to land well-paying, manufacturing jobs.”

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