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Grayson Grant helps Local Businesses

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS--Your tax dollars at work in Texas.  Grayson County College received a $675,370 check that is helping update our local workers' business skills.  The grant helps pay for classes and additional training for local business employees.  This helps our businesses stay competitive in a global market.  "The State of Texas has $45 million this year and next to help train workers across the state, and the money is only available to community colleges," says Patty Pool the Executive Director of Workplace Learning for Grayson County College.

The money will go into the college's skills development fund.  How it works, local businesses request aid and Grayson County observes the business over the course of a year, then creates a plan on how to improve their workers skills.

The money will provide training courses in industrial maintenance and specialized technology classes.

This is not the first year Grayson County College has received this grant money.  Our area has been given more than $5 1/2 million in the past 6 years.  Workforce Solutions officials say they see great potential in our area and see more grants coming to our area in the future.

Christina Lusby, Reports.