A Nebraska community college is getting nearly $2 million in federal funds to increase educational opportunities for the ethanol industry.
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has announced that Northeast Community College in Norfolk will receive the grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
“This is important news for Nebraska,” Hagel said. “The growing demand for alternative sources of energy requires educated professionals in Nebraska with a strong understanding of the technical, economic and agricultural needs of the rapidly expanding ethanol industry. This grant will put Northeast Community College at the forefront in training a well-educated work force for the ethanol industry.”