TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A new grant awarded to Itawamba Community College will help the college prepare future workers.
The college was awarded a 2019 Career and Technical Education Challenge grant worth $774,000 from the Mississippi Community College Board for the implementation of a Heavy Equipment Technology program.
Barry Emison, Dean of Career and Technical Instruction, says the grant will be used to purchase equipment and training aids for the school’s Diesel Equipment Technology program.
He says the grant proposal was the result of a request from heavy equipment industries in Northeast Mississippi to provide skilled graduates for future employment in exchange for collaboration with ICC to develop a heavy equipment maintenance option to the existing Diesel Equipment Technology program.