Chattanooga State Workforce Development Program Receives Check From Merrill Lynch

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
From left, Ju-Hsin Lusk, managing director, Corporate Training, Workforce Development, & Continuing Education, Chattanooga State; Carol P. George, managing director and complex director, Merrill Lynch; Vincent Palmer, manager, Business and Industry Training, Chattanooga State; Stephanie Bonner, senior vice president, Bank of America; James Morgan, vice president, Consumer Market Manager, Bank of America and Dr. James L. Catanzaro, president, Chattanooga State.
From left, Ju-Hsin Lusk, managing director, Corporate Training, Workforce Development, & Continuing Education, Chattanooga State; Carol P. George, managing director and complex director, Merrill Lynch; Vincent Palmer, manager, Business and Industry Training, Chattanooga State; Stephanie Bonner, senior vice president, Bank of America; James Morgan, vice president, Consumer Market Manager, Bank of America and Dr. James L. Catanzaro, president, Chattanooga State.

Merrill Lynch--Bank of America presented a check for $10,000 to the Chattanooga State Workforce Development Certification Program in Heavy Equipment Operation on Monday.   

Chattanooga State Department of Corporate Training, Workforce Development and Continuing Education provides workforce training to the unemployed and underemployed population of a tri-state region covering southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia, and northeast Alabama. 

This grant will allow Chattanooga State to provide scholarships to help offset program costs for up to 10 trainees over a 12-month period. Those who complete training will be provided with a National Center for Construction Education and Research Heavy Equipment Operators certificate offered at Chattanooga State. This certificate is recognized nationally, and Chattanooga State is one of a few schools in the Eastern U.S. who offer this specialized certification. 

For more information about the Chattanooga State Department of Corporate Training, Workforce Development and Continuing Education, call 697-2670.


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