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CACC gets ARC grants for work at Alex City, Childersburg
By David Granger
October 7, 2016
Gov. Robert Bentley helicoptered to Alexander City on Thursday to announce the awarding of two grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission to Central Alabama Community College.
"As I flew over Lake Martin and saw that, it's great to fly over in a helicopter because you can really see things from the
air and they're not going by so fast that you miss them," said Bentley of his morning flight to the city.

The ARC grants CACC received were $150,000 to expand facilities and the training capacity of the Precision Machining Center and at the Alexander City CACC campus by adding a 2,000-square-foot high tech classroom andrenovating lab space and $696,000 to provide outreach, recruiting and training in automotive manufacturing career opportunities through improved facilities, new equipment and targeted marketing of scholarships at the Childersburg campus. The scholarships are largely aimed at underserved students in Coosa County.

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