CPCC lands job-training grant for nearly $2.5 million

Central Piedmont Community College has been awarded a federal job-training educational grant worth nearly $2.5 million, authorities said Monday.

CPCC was among 270 community colleges awarded $450 million from the Departments of Labor and Education through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program. The grants are designed to team colleges with employers to provide students with the best possible education for job readiness.

The grants were announced by Vice President Joe Biden, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

According to the government, CPCC’s grant is worth $2.499 million. There was no immediate word from college officials on how the money will be used.

A news release from the federal government did not list any other grant recipients in North Carolina. Aiken Technical College in Graniteville, S.C., was named the winner of a $2.456 million grant.