School of Architecture Receives $10 Million GrantFunds will establish a training and certification program in Manufactured Construction

MDC’s School of Architecture has been awarded a grant totaling nearly $10 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to fund the establishment of a Training and Certification program in Manufactured Construction.

The college will form a consortium with three other state colleges to establish the program that will provide training and education specially designed for the manufactured construction industry in Florida.

“We are excited to be able to establish the certification program for manufactured construction,” said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón. “This grant will greatly help our efforts to assist our students in getting the skills they need for jobs in an in-demand industry, and, in turn, will help the industry and Florida’s economy.”

The manufactured construction industry is rapidly growing due to a shortage of on-site construction workers, but lacks employee training programs. This program will address that gap by providing a complete system of nationally recognized certification programs that will be tied to existing manufacturing technology and construction management programs.

This grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.