Wolf Administration awards over $1 million in career and technical education equipment grants

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is awarding more than $1.1 Million in competitive grants to 32 schools and Career and Technical Centers (CTC).

Following Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to preparing the next generation for good careers, the grants are awarded for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.

“The importance of industry-standard technology to enhance career readiness is still a priority we at PDE continue to highlight given the recent shift to learning models communities have had to endure,” said Acting Secretary of Education Noe Ortega.

The program grants a maximum of $50,000 which must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners.

The Wolf Administration believes that not every student wants to go to a four-year college, but all students need the training and skills to succeed in today’s economy.

“The Career and Technical Education Equipment grants assist institutions in preparing their students to excel so they can advance and prepare for the technical careers that await them,” added Ortega.

Since Gov. Wolf took office, the number of career and technical education (CTE) students earning industry-recognized credentials has increased by more than 30 percent and the number of credentials earned by students enrolled in CTE programs has grown by 23.4 percent.

Grant Recipients

Agency/LEACountyAward Amount
Parkway West CTCAllegheny$49,700.00
Beaver County CTCBeaver$2,407.00
Berks CTCBerks$50,000.00
Reading Muhlenberg CTCBerks$43,401.00
Greater Altoona CTCBlair$31,156.00
Bucks County Technical High SchoolBucks$50,000.00
Middle Bucks Institute of TechnologyBucks$34,902.00
Butler County AVTSButler$20,700.00
Greater Johnstown CTCCambria$47,502.00
State College Area SDCentre$6,000.00
Keystone Central CTCClinton$6,622.00
Cumberland Perry AVTSCumberland$30,000.00
Dauphin County Technical SchoolDauphin$22,447.00
Delaware County Technical High SchoolDelaware$50,000.00
Fayette County Career & Technical InstituteFayette$16,441.00
Franklin County CTCFranklin$37,000.00
CTC of Lackawanna CountyLackawanna$50,000.00
Lebanon County CTCLebanon$37,450.00
Lehigh Career & Technical InstituteLehigh$50,000.00
Wilkes-Barre Area CTCLuzerne$20,000.00
Lenape TechLycoming$17,607.00
Mercer County Career CenterMercer$39,025.00
Monroe Career & Tech InstMonroe$14,800.00
Eastern Center for Arts & TechnologyMontgomery$49,529.00
North Montco Tech Career CenterMontgomery$48,111.00
Pottstown SDMontgomery$49,995.00
Western Montgomery CTCMontgomery$32,500.00
Bethlehem AVTSNorthampton$18,495.00
Schuylkill Technology CentersSchuylkill$47,536.00
Susquehanna County CTCSusquehanna$10,095.00
SUN Area Technical InstituteUnion$19,100.00
Central Westmoreland CTCWestmoreland$30,021.00
Eastern Westmoreland CTCWestmoreland$50,000.00
York Co School of TechnologyYork$50,000.00
TOTAL $1,132,542.00

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