WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation for awarding Truckee Meadows Community College a grant of $439,620 to be used for improving access to career pathways in advanced manufacturing. 
 
“With advanced manufacturing on the rise in Nevada and across the U.S., it is important that we take action to make sure that Nevadans are equipped to take part in this growing field,” said the Senators. “We applaud the National Science Foundation for awarding this grant, which will help to develop the next generation of skilled workers in the field of advanced manufacturing. We will continue working in Congress to ensure that our students are prepared to succeed in their futures.”
 
BACKGROUND: This project is funded by the Advanced Technological Education program that focuses on the education of technicians for the advanced-technology fields that drive the nation's economy. The goals of this project are to: 1) provide greater access to academic pathways leading to an Associate Degree in Advanced Manufacturing; 2) help students learn the critical technical skills needed by manufacturers; and 3) help students learn employability skills that are needed to be hired, stay employed, and advance in a technical career.

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