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Victoria College receives grant to train its continuing education students

By Carolina Astrain
Nov. 24, 2012 at 5:24 a.m.


Money for tuition, services and faculty is on its way to students as part of Victoria College's continuing education program.

The college was awarded $325,000 from the the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at a conference last week.

The Alamo Colleges and the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium, of which Victoria College is a member, was given about $1.3 million from the board to meet the needs of industries developing in the region.

The local college's money will be directed at training welders, commercial truck drivers and vocational nurses.

The announcement was made Nov. 19.

"We partnered with the other colleges to write the grant, and we're very excited to be able to partner with them," said Jennifer Yancey, vice president of college advancement and external affairs. "The goal of the grant is to help those students transitioning into post-secondary education beyond just getting their GED."

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