June 1, 2010
Harkin Announces More Than $750,000 Coming to Iowa Valley Community College for Energy Research
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that $761,279 will be coming to Iowa Valley College Community College for energy related workforce training projects. Specifically, the funds will be used to develop and enhance training programs for the electric power sector and/or the smart grid workforce. The focus is on developing new training strategies and curriculum with respect to clean-energy, electricity delivery systems, transmission and distribution and electrical equipment manufacturing.
“Iowa’s colleges and universities are on the forefront of energy systems renovation and today’s funding for Iowa Valley Community College will further these developments,” said Harkin. “These funds will continue to make Iowa a national leader in energy education and workforce training – sectors that are growing our economy, creating jobs and helping to make our children competitive in the global economy.”
The funds come from the U.S. Depart of Energy (DOE). Harkin is a senior member of the panel that funds energy initiatives.