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Grant will help get Woodbine School's welding program up and running again
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Grant will help get Woodbine School's welding program up and running again

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A shot of a Woodbine High School student working a welding project this past school year.

WOODBINE — Governor Kim Reynolds has awarded 65 applicants the Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Fund Grant.

The total amount awarded was more than $4.3 million.

One of those Grant recipients is the Woodbine School District.

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The District will use the $91,398 to restart a much needed welding program that was ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The District is partnering with Tommy Gate Manufacturing for this program and will offer between one and three academic and concurrent enrollment credits to certify no less than five welders to fill needed positions at Tommy Gate, according to the press release about the Grants.

“Being the only school district our size to receive this grant shows how competitive the process was,” said Superintendent Justin Wagner. “I am excited about the opportunity these funds provide for our students and our community business partner, Tommy Gate.”

Read the rest of this story in the September 30 issue our your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald!

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