Sinclair Community College is slated to get a nearly $12 million federal grant for the development of job training in information technology.
Sinclair will receive the funding to lead a consortium to develop the training. The U.S. Department of Labor says the money is part of $500 million in grants announced through a program that promotes skill development and jobs in certain fields through partnerships between employers and training providers.
This week Sinclair Community College begins a series of events around The Laramie Project - a play that deals with the brutal 1998 kidnapping and murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.
Events taking place this week include workshops, readings of the play, and lectures by Greg Pierotti, an associate writer and member of the Tectonic Theater Project. In the wake of Shepard’s death, the company traveled to Laramie and conducted more than 200 community interviews. From that - The Laramie Project was born