DEARBORN -

Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn has been awarded a $15 million federal grant to lead a project designed to create high-tech jobs in manufacturing.
 
The U.S. Department of Labor grant will fund a multi-state job training partnership with other community colleges and businesses.
 
It's part of a program to help the colleges retrain workers whose jobs were sent overseas or lost because of trade with other nations. Henry Ford says it got the highest available grant for this year in a competitive process.
 
College President Gail Mee said the project will play an important role in the region's economic development.
 
Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow said producing workers whose skills meet the needs of industry is crucial for Michigan to survive in the global economy.