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Caterpillar grant supports veteran workforce development

The Manufacturing Institute announced a $2.25 million grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to support and expand the work of Heroes Make America. Through in-person and remote training, the program directly works with and supports members of the military community to transition to the manufacturing industry. The three-year grant will fund two key areas: Evolution of training to include the latest in virtual reality technology to support the greater military community regardless of physical location, and expansion of training pathways to broaden the skillsets supporting the workforce demands in modern manufacturing.