Air Washington program gets $20 million grant

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Air Washington Program is getting a $20 million federal grant to train workers for the aerospace industry. The program is a consortium of 14 colleges, two aerospace companies and an apprentice committee.

Spokane Community College administers the program and will receive $5.8 million of the money. The rest will be shared by the other members.

The grant will go toward curriculum development and to train people for the aerospace industry. There are about 600 aerospace companies in Washington.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com