Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $3.5 Million to Eastern Gateway Community College

Sep 30, 2014 Issues: Education

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan announces today that Eastern Gateway Community College will receive $3,493,604 in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Eastern Gateway will receive $2,493,616 in funding to develop a new manufacturing training center to prepare students for high-skill occupations like welding and industrial maintenance. They will receive an additional $999,988 in funding to create hands-on and work-based advanced manufacturing training programs, as part of a $15 million consortium of 11 colleges led by Lorain County Community College. With these funds, Eastern Gateway will serve workers in Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Geauga, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Trumbull Counties who are eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) that helps workers who lost their jobs due to unfair foreign trade – including veterans, and adult community college students.

“This is wonderful news for Eastern Gateway and Northeast Ohio. The workers in our State have been hit hard over the years by job loss due to unfair foreign trade and a weak economy. These men and women deserve a hand up and an opportunity to develop the additional skills needed to remain employable in an ever-evolving manufacturing sector,” said Congressman Ryan. “These retraining programs are critical for our nation to have the high-skill workforce necessary to remain a world leader in manufacturing.”

Congressman Ryan is the founder and Chairman of the House Manufacturing Caucus and is a relentless advocate for American manufacturing. A total of 15 colleges in Ohio will benefit from $24,989,977 in funding to support job-driven training programs