Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq has announced that 42 schools will share $1.7 million in funding for the purchase of equipment for career and technical education programs.
"This funding will allow these schools to acquire new, state-of-the-art equipment for students to train for the jobs of tomorrow," Dumaresq said. "Governor Corbett believes that providing students with access to high-quality resources will ensure their competitiveness with their peers in the local, national and global workforce." As a competitive grant, the Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant program provides funding for schools to purchase equipment that meets industry standards. Funding must be used to purchase equipment for the purpose of training students in approved career and technical education programs, which must align with the following Pennsylvania targeted industry cluster areas:
"Pennsylvania's employers require their employees to have the skills to meet the demands of the business community," Dumaresq said. "This investment will ensure that students have a hands-on learning experience that will benefit them in their chosen career."
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