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LLCC Lands $5 Million Grant To Expand Essential Programs, Including EMT, Truck Driver Training

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A $5 million grant will help Lincoln Land Community College expand its training facilities for paramedics, EMTs, truck drivers, and other positions that are in high demand locally.

 

The money comes from the U.S Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. Lincoln Land says the money will fund projects like a renovation of Logan Hall to expand emergency services training, including the purchase of a working ambulance and state-of-the-art simulators, allowing more than 400 students a year to enroll in EMT training. The school will also purchase an additional tractor-trailer and expand its truck driver training lot, creating 90 additional positions for students to enter that program.

 

LLCC will also launch a diesel technologies program, to fill a critical need for workers to service and repair diesel engines.

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