The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the grant to KCC, which will create a workforce pipeline starting in high school and transitioning students from the classroom into high-demand skilled trades careers.
The center will be about 35-thousand square-feet across five acres and include hands-on training and pre-apprenticeship programs.
Those will include electrical, plumbing, millwright, pipe fitter and machinist.
The center will also include a fire training academy.
Read the full press release here.
NBC5 News reporter/weather forecaster Aaron Nilsson is a Southern California native, but most recently lived in Seattle. He’s also lived in Sweden and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. While at BYU, he covered sports for BYUtv.
Aaron is not new to the Medford/Klamath Falls market. He was a local TV journalist from 2013-2017.
Outside the station, Aaron enjoys music, traveling, sports, movies, and cooking. His favorite sport is soccer.