Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to announce $2 billion grant program in Clearwater on Wednesday

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Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be in Clearwater on Wednesday to discuss a $2 billion program to expand access to higher education, St. Petersburg College said.

Solis will be at the college’s Clearwater campus to announce a second round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants, which are meant to foster partnerships between community colleges and local employers to promote skills development and employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as science, technology, engineering and math occupations, a news release said.

She will also tour the school’s Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies, the release said.

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