U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Aug. 17 that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1.97 million grant to the Delaware Technical and Community College of Dover to build a new automotive training center.

The project is expected to create 43 jobs, retain 44 jobs and generate $1.5 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

“The Trump administration is diligently working to ensure that American workers are afforded every opportunity to succeed,” said Ross. “Because of the Delaware Technical and Community College’s new training facilities and other projects like it, American workers will be able to gain the skills that local businesses need to grow and thrive.”

Specifically, this project will include the construction of the 13,500-square-foot Delaware Technical Community College Automotive Center of Excellence. The facility will include two classrooms, a tool room, two training garages and other related capacities. This project is allowing the college to provide residents with an education in specialized automotive fields to address the need for automotive workers in the region.

For more, visit eda.gov.