By LOUIS MELLINI
HAMILTON - Bevill State Community College received a grant totaling $199,465 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to establish a Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) program.
According to Tana Collins-Allred, director of public relations, the project will serve 100 students and 1,000 workers and trainees by May 2023.
The UVM project will create a career-readiness indicator certification program offered as non-credit for existing business and industry training and a short-term certificate offered for credit from Bevill State Community College.
The project will focus on non-credit training for current Alabama State Department of Education agriscience teachers and existing business and industry employees who wish to upgrade their skills.
Additionally, the credit-bearing short-term certificate will focus on high school students participating in dual enrollment opportunities in Bevill State's service area.
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