Area Community Colleges Get Grant For Roving Classrooms For Occupational Training

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It’s not your typical classroom setting. 

Parked on the campus of Bishop State Community College, the large trailer on wheels has been converted into a training site for high-tech occupations in the maritime, aviation, manufacturing, chemical and automotive industries. 

The mobile unit is one of five that will rotate among area community colleges, each trailer with a different curriculum and its own instructors. 

Bishop State, along with four other two-year colleges, formed a partnership that won a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The four other regional schools are Faulkner State, Alabama Southern, Jeff Davis and Reid State.

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