Arundel C.C. to lead U.S. effort on technical careers

Anne Arundel Community College has won a $19.7 million federal grant to help increase the number of workers in science, math, engineering and technology fields across the country, the state said Wednesday.

The institution will lead the National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Consortium, made up of 10 community colleges in nine states. Their goal: to design certificate programs that community colleges nationwide can put in place to get students up to speed in technical fields.

"Many of the jobs that we'll create as we come out of this national economic downturn will require more education and more technical skills than the jobs we lost at the height of the recession," Maryland Labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez said in a statement.

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