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$9M in job training grants go to 3 Nevada colleges

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Three northern Nevada community colleges are getting nearly $9 million in stimulus grants to help train workers for better-paying jobs.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the package of awards Friday. The money will go to Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College.

Reid says the funds will help people on their path to better jobs in manufacturing, science, technology, engineering and math.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Labor and is part of a career training grant program that aims to retrain workers whose old jobs have been outsourced.