By LAURA ERNDE
Workers in Washington and Frederick counties will benefit from a $176,000 state grant to train them in cutting-edge technologies, officials said Tuesday.
The grant establishes a partnership between Hagerstown Junior College and Frederick Community College in Frederick County, Md.
Custom training will take place on the college campuses, at employers' offices or elsewhere in the community.
"We want to deliver this training where, when and how the employers want it," said Robin Spaid, HJC associate dean of continuing education.
Some training will be offered through two-way video and audio communications across county lines.
The grant is an extension of HJC's touted Advanced Technology Center, she said.
The partnership, named Potomac Manufacturing Advanced Technology Center, was one of nine to receive grants statewide for high-tech training.
Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening approved a total of $2.8 million.