LEWISTON, ID - A consortium that includes Lewis-Clark State College has received a grant to help regional metal manufacturers address their future workforce needs through the training of high school students. The $839,809 National Science Foundation grant was awarded for the completion of a project entitled “Technical Career Pathways for Rural Manufacturing: Using a Sector Approach to Support the Northwest Intermountain Metal Manufacturers (NIMM).”
The grant is a collaborative effort with LCSC, the Clearwater Economic Development Association, and the University of Idaho, and is supported by 19 north-central Idaho school districts. Up to 90 high school students will be recruited beginning this fall with the first online courses offered in January. There is no cost to the students or school districts.