Fed stimulus dollars turning greener

    Some federal money is coming to the Philadelphia area to help with training for green jobs.

    Some federal money is coming to the Philadelphia area to help with training for green jobs.

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    Philadelphia Community College is receiving $3 million dollars to train Pennsylvania residents for green jobs that are designed to reduce the human impact on the environment. Hilda Solis is the U.S. Secretary of Labor. She says Community College is just one of 38 groups sharing in $150 million dollars statewide.

    Solis: These green industries present many potential opportunities for individuals to learn new skills competencies, gain employment and advance along a career pathway. In order to effectively serve the populations targeted by these grants
    we wanted these projects to focus there efforts in communities where the poverty rates were above 15%.

    Congressman Chaka Fattah says he’s very pleased by the grant to his alma mater. He says Community College has been at the forefront of job training and will be a great partner to help people enter the workforce through the grant.

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