Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 38° Clear
News >  Business

SCC to offer welding, fabrication certificate program in Newport

From staff reports

A federal grant will help Spokane Community Colleges fund a welding and fabrication certificate program at its Newport Center.

The $49,152 Rural Business Development grant through the Department of Agriculture will help students with childcare, gas, program tools, safety equipment and other non-tuition expenses associated with the one-year program. Students are expected to graduate from the program in December 2018.

Grant dollars also will pay for a “navigator,” who will help students complete the program and find employment.

Newport High School’s welding and fabrication lab will be used for the program’s evening classes.

“Pend Oreille County was selected for this project because interest and need is strong from the local businesses, community members and local government,” Jaclyn Jacot, interim dean of extended learning division at SCC, said in a news release.

Those interested in enrolling for the winter quarter should contact the SCC Newport Center at (509) 447-3835.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


New health insurance plans available November 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)
Sponsored

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.