Visclosky Announces $2.7-Million Grant for Purdue University Calumet
September 18, 2013 – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that Purdue University Calumet in Hammond will receive a $2,741,491 grant through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program.
The grant provides training opportunities for eligible workers, veterans, and other qualified persons seeking employment in Northwest Indiana’s manufacturing industry. The project is expected to impact at least 300 individuals by allowing them to attain one or more industry certifications.
Congressman Visclosky said, “It is incumbent upon us to invest in a well-trained workforce to protect the jobs of today and create the jobs of tomorrow. I am pleased to know that this grant will address the needs of area industry and build upon the existing successes of our region’s advanced manufacturing sector.”
The program is implemented and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education.