Rep. Levin Looks Forward to Joining President Obama at Macomb Community College

Sep 9, 2015 Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sandy Levin today is traveling with President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to Macomb Community College (MCC), located in his congressional district.

“Since the President’s last visit in 2009, and because of a number of his policies, the economic outlook in our state and nation is improving. One thing has remained constant throughout – the effectiveness of Macomb Community College in serving our workers, our communities, and our businesses.

“I have been pleased to work with MCC on programs and grants over the years to assist workers in the defense, energy, and advanced manufacturing industries, as they continue to lead the way with innovative programs that ensure workers have the proper skills to adapt to the changing economy,” said Rep. Levin.

Rep. Levin also welcomed the recent announcement that MCC was awarded $3.9 million to fund the Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+). The project will target apprenticeship pathways in information technology and manufacturing occupations.

In 2013, Rep. Levin closely worked with MCC on their successful Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program grant application. MCC led a consortium of community colleges, and the consortium was awarded a total of $24.9 million to promote skills development and employment opportunities in industries including advanced manufacturing, transportation, and health care.

In 2009 and 2012, MCC won $2.8 million and $2 million respectively in National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Center grants to first establish and operate, and then expand the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT). CAAT advances the preparation of student for careers in new and development advanced automotive technologies.