Feds Award Phillips County School $2 Million for BioFuels Training

HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR - Phillips County Community College has been provided with $2 million to pay for training students to work in the biofuels industry.  Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation announced the federal grant today.

The college, which has campuses in DeWitt, Helena-West Helena and Stuttgart, trains students in the Delta region.  The competitive grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor is part of a program intended to help community colleges equip workers with the skills needed to help local industries grow.

The grant will allow PCCC to lead a strategic partnership to train at least 550 workers for jobs in the growing renewable energy industry.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)