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Garden City Community College is expanding its welding program thanks to a grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce.
With a growing demand for Kansas welders, the Department of Commerce awarded the community college in southwest Kansas a $141,000 grant for the program. The money will go toward hiring a full-time welding instructor and for building renovations, which are to be completed in August before classes begin.
The department says the need for welders in Kansas -- mostly in the energy, manufacturing and construction industries -- is expected to increase 15 percent by 2012.
The grant money is expected to revamp the program, which has a 10-year-old partnership with the Garden City school district.