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Atlantic Cape Awarded Grant to Upgrade CCI Equipment

February 20, 2012

Atlantic Cape Community College has been awarded more than $41,000 from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to upgrade essential training equipment at the college’s Casino Career Institute.

The grant will be used to supply CCI state-of-the-art gaming equipment to train students for jobs in Atlantic City’s casino industry.

“The college is most appreciative of receiving this grant from the CRDA for equipment that will enhance the quality of instruction for students attending our nationally recognized Casino Career Institute,” Dr. Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape, said.

“Atlantic Cape has a longstanding, positive collaboration with CRDA that is due in great part to our shared vision of serving both the hotel casino industry and the residents of Atlantic City. This award will further support the efforts of Atlantic Cape Community College to fulfill our legacy of truly serving as the community's college,” Mora said.

The new equipment will be placed in the planned hospitality wing at Atlantic Cape’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

The hospitality wing will feature approximately 6,000 square feet for instructional rooms to teach students how to conduct table games, including: black jack, craps, roulette, baccarat, poker and carnival games. The new wing will also house a laboratory for the college’s Electronic Equipment Technician training program to prepare students for careers as slot technicians, vending technicians and arcade games technicians.

Since 1978, Atlantic Cape’s Casino Career Institute has prepared more than 50,000 graduates for jobs in the casino industry. CCI was the nation’s first gaming school affiliated with a fully accredited community college and licensed by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. It continues to be a leading training resource for the industry on a regional and national level. For more information on CCI, call (609) 343-5640.