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Walmart Foundation Grant Helps Miami-Dade College Train Displaced Workers

Miami Dade College is one of eight community colleges in the country selected to participate in the Walmart Brighter Futures Project. This national demonstration project is designed to assist colleges in meeting the increased need for training and services for dislocated workers.

Each selected college will receive up to $336,500 to provide job training and services for displaced workers. The training will focus on jobs requiring 21st century skills to provide a promising career and future for the workers. In addition, workers will receive career counseling and learn job acquisition skills such as job searching, resume writing and interviewing techniques. Participants will also receive funds for tuition, books and other expenses associated with continuing their education.

For more information about the Walmart Brighter Futures Project, visit http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/9355.aspx?p=203. For more information about the program at Miami Dade College, visit http://www.mdc.edu/main/news/articles/2009/08/walmart_foundation_grant_helps_mdc_and_a_select_gr.asp or students can call (305) 237-7402.