The Department of Education awarded nearly $1.2 million in competitive matching grants to 32 tech centers and two school districts in the state, for equipment to train students for occupations that are in high demand.
(TNS) — Two Westmoreland County, Pa., career and technology centers and another in
The grants include $50,000 to Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in
Eastern Westmoreland CTC will use its grant to purchase a
"Both of these items directly align to numerous tasks for the programs and will help prepare our learners for industry-relevant careers," said
Matching funds for the grant include a donation from
Central Westmoreland CTC will use its grant to purchase a tire balancer and a brake lathe for its automotive technology program, allowing students to "earn certifications on equipment found in industry," said administrative director
It also will add a cutter and a combination tool, used in vehicle rescues, for the center's protective services program. With those tools,
Parkway West CTC's grant will support purchase of welding equipment and a diesel truck trainer.
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