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Rep. Foster Announces Funding For Joliet Junior College Veterans Training Program

Jul 3, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced Joliet Junior College has been awarded a grant in the amount of $176,427 to support their work to provide veterans with training for high-demand jobs. The money will support Joliet Junior College’s “Driving America: One Veteran at a Time” program. The grant is awarded through the Department of Transportation.

“I am pleased to announce funding for the important work Joliet Junior College is doing to help veterans transition into civilian life,” said Congressman Foster. “Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect and defend our country, we should be doing all we can to make sure they have the tools to succeed when they come back home.” 

Joliet Junior College’s “Driving America: One Veteran at a Time” program provides veterans with training and job placement assistance. The grant will allow Joliet Junior College to train 50 new students in the operation of Commercial Motor Vehicles.