Rep. Menendez announces $1.75M grant for Hudson County Community College


U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez (D-8) announced a $1.75 million grant for Hudson County Community College, the only community college from New Jersey selected out of the 16 awarded.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This grant is an investment in Hudson County’s next generation. I am proud to see that Hudson County Community College students will receive the tools and support they need to succeed in these rapidly evolving industries,” Menendez said in a statement.

“I’m proud of Congressman Rob Menendez and Senator Cory Booker for securing $1.75 million to help Hudson County Community College train our future financial services and technology workers. Hudson County is home to more of New Jersey’s financial services than any other county and our technology industry continues to thrive,” added Hudson County Executive Craig Guy.

The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to Hudson County Community College (HCCC) to enhance training programs in the financial services and technology sectors and create career pathways for students.

Additionally, this grant aims to expand the capacity of community colleges to provide training that meets the skill development needs of employers and assists students in securing quality employment opportunities.

“We are especially grateful to Congressman Rob Menendez and Senator Cory Booker for their role in securing this funding for the College and the economic growth of our community. The outcomes will be truly life-changing for hundreds of our neighbors in Hudson County,” exclaimed HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber.

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