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July 17, 2008

By Marcus McConico

Nashville -    Berrien County gets a state grant that could give a boost to the county's economy. The $35,000 grant will be used to earn the title of Certified Work Ready Community.     

To be named a Work Ready community, the county must commit to improve graduation rates and push current and unemployed workers to obtain a Work Ready Certificate.     

Some local businesses are excited about the program. "Propex Fabrics has used a similar program, work keys, for years which the Work Ready Program is based on," says Crissy Staley of the Berrien Chamber of Commerce.  "Chaparral is considering getting involved it the Work Ready Program. So we're very excited about that."

Berrien County was one of 20 counties recently awarded Certified Work Ready Program grants by Governor Sonny Perdue.