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$300K grant will expand MGCCC high school dropout program into Jackson Co.

A free training program that's geared toward helping high school dropouts is expanding to Jackson County. (Photo source: WLOX) A free training program that's geared toward helping high school dropouts is expanding to Jackson County. (Photo source: WLOX)
The school already offers a welding and GED course. (Photo source: WLOX) The school already offers a welding and GED course. (Photo source: WLOX)
MGCCC recently received a $300,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation to fund the Transitions Academy over the next three years. (Photo source: WLOX) MGCCC recently received a $300,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation to fund the Transitions Academy over the next three years. (Photo source: WLOX)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A free training program that's geared toward helping high school dropouts is expanding to Jackson County. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College recently received a $300,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation to fund the Transitions Academy over the next three years.

The school already offers a welding and GED course. The grant will allow MGCCC to start a ship fitting class at the Jackson County Campus in January.

Trang Pham Bui will tell you more about this program tonight on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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