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.
|Parkway West CTC||Allegheny||$49,700.00|
|Beaver County CTC||Beaver||$2,407.00|
|Reading Muhlenberg CTC||Berks||$43,401.00|
|Greater Altoona CTC||Blair||$31,156.00|
|Bucks County Technical High School||Bucks||$50,000.00|
|Middle Bucks Institute of Technology||Bucks||$34,902.00|
|Butler County AVTS||Butler||$20,700.00|
|Greater Johnstown CTC||Cambria||$47,502.00|
|State College Area SD||Centre||$6,000.00|
|Keystone Central CTC||Clinton||$6,622.00|
|Cumberland Perry AVTS||Cumberland||$30,000.00|
|Dauphin County Technical School||Dauphin||$22,447.00|
|Delaware County Technical High School||Delaware||$50,000.00|
|Fayette County Career & Technical Institute||Fayette||$16,441.00|
|Franklin County CTC||Franklin||$37,000.00|
|CTC of Lackawanna County||Lackawanna||$50,000.00|
|Lebanon County CTC||Lebanon||$37,450.00|
|Lehigh Career & Technical Institute||Lehigh||$50,000.00|
|Wilkes-Barre Area CTC||Luzerne||$20,000.00|
|Mercer County Career Center||Mercer||$39,025.00|
|Monroe Career & Tech Inst||Monroe||$14,800.00|
|Eastern Center for Arts & Technology||Montgomery||$49,529.00|
|North Montco Tech Career Center||Montgomery||$48,111.00|
|Western Montgomery CTC||Montgomery||$32,500.00|
|Schuylkill Technology Centers||Schuylkill||$47,536.00|
|Susquehanna County CTC||Susquehanna||$10,095.00|
|SUN Area Technical Institute||Union||$19,100.00|
|Central Westmoreland CTC||Westmoreland||$30,021.00|
|Eastern Westmoreland CTC||Westmoreland||$50,000.00|
|York Co School of Technology||York||$50,000.00|