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PSC gets $718,000 to teach ’new century’ technology

Eloísa Ruano González | Sentinel Staff Writer

The feds will dump thousands of dollars in Polk County to jumpstart certification and associate degree programs in "new century" and environmentally friendly technology.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded $718,000 to the Polk State College, formerly named Polk Community College, to offer courses in green construction, supply chain management, retrofitting and advanced manufacturing, PSC officials announced today.

The federal grant will help hire staff, and create, test and revise program curricula. It also covers the cost of lab equipment, including solar and photovoltaic energy. Officials plan to offer courses in green energy, environmental design and information technology for the new century.