The Mother Lode Job Training Center in Sonora has received a 250 thousand dollar matching grant from the state for a program that would offer opportunities for local businesses to increase their use of the internet to operate.
The 800 thousand dollar program is still in the assessment stages. The center and several other local agencies are looking into ways to get high speed and broadband internet technologies wired into the county. Another area being looked into is getting local businesses people trained in the new technology.
The two year project is set to begin in February.