Oklahoma gets $1.9 million in grants for workforce training
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is awarding $1.9 million in grants in Oklahoma to provide business and technical support to manufacturing and service companies.
The grants announced on Tuesday will also purchase critical equipment to boost workforce training opportunities in the medical sector.
The Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology will receive $1 million for business and technical support to manufacturing and service companies to help diversify their products and expand sales globally. The project is expected to create higher-wage jobs by restructuring business models and targeting new markets.
In addition, Oklahoma State University will receive $940,000 for state-of-the-art teaching equipment for a new allied health facility. The equipment will support efforts to train students in fields like nurse science, diagnostic medical sonography, health care administration and dietetic technology.