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WASHINGTON - Erie Community College came away with $926,922 in federal funds for worker training and education programs Wednesday as the U.S. Department of Labor set aside $14.6 million for community colleges and other educational institutions in New York State.

As part of the program, Jamestown Community College received $35,880.

"This multimillion-federal investment is a game-changer that will connect unemployed New Yorkers with the state's top employers that are ready to hire skilled workers in their own backyard," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.

Schumer had been pushing for the grant for a consortium of 26 community colleges and other educational institutions. It will be used, at first, to train more than 3,000 workers.

The president of ECC, Jack Quinn, said he was thrilled that the college received the grant.