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Are you looking for funding to:

  • Build/Enhance your organization’s advanced manufacturing programs
  • Develop or improve your training programs
  • Upgrade equipment
  • Expand into more advanced programs
  • Offer certifications to drive student employability

Lincoln Electric wants to help in your quest! For those of you planning to tie into a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) industry cluster for advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, metalworking, maritime, military & defense, and others where welding is a component, Lincoln Electric’s recent webinar featuring Bob Visdos, President of Workforce Institute, Inc., Sarah Evans, Lincoln Electric Education Sales & Marketing Manager, and Renae Schultz, Lincoln Electric Education Sales & Marketing Specialist, will prepare you to pursue the funding opportunities made available this year.

The key is to identify and tie into the opportunities that your region is focused on through your local Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Did you know the American Rescue Plan is allocating $3 billion to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist communities nationwide by accelerating their economic recovery? Part of this funding is reserved for the Coal Communities Commitment, designating $300 million for the creation or expansion of the industry.

View the webinar recording to learn about the American Rescue Plan and these additional programs:

  • The Build Back Better Regional Challenge – $1 billion ($100 million for coal communities)
  • The Good Jobs Challenge – $500 million
  • Economic Adjustment Assistance – $500 million ($200 million for coal communities)
  • Indigenous Communities – $100 million
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To watch the webinar recording, simply click here to submit your contact information to gain access.

Post-Webinar Additional Resources:

Are you interested in learning more about this webinar or the industry-recognized certifications available through NC3’s world-class industry partner Lincoln Electric? Contact Pauline Foks today at

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