JALC Receives $4.2M Grant to Build a Career and Technical Education Training Center

JALC Receives $4.2M Grant to Build a Career and Technical Education Training Center

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College is getting a federal grant to construct the John A. Logan College Career and Technical Center on the College’s main campus in Carterville.

According to a press release from the college, the college will receive $4.2 million to construct the facility from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The college also has the matching funds set aside for the project and hopes construction will begin over the next year.

“This facility will completely transform and modernize our Career and Technical teaching and training abilities,” College President Dr. Kirk Overstreet said. “This new facility will be adjacent to the current H building and will bring state-of-the-art tools and training opportunities providing a well-trained and well-educated community and will foster new economic growth for our industry partners in southern Illinois.”

In a press release from the Economic Development Administration, Senator Dick Durbin spoke of the importance of the project.

“As we build back from the devastation of the ongoing pandemic, I’m pleased to see the federal government significantly investing in Illinoisans and our local economy,” Sen. Dick Durbin said. “The creation of the John A. Logan College Career and Technical Institute will open up new opportunities for those seeking trade skills training and fortify Southern Illinois’ regional economy.”

According to the agency’s website, the mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation’s regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

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