The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is awarding nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants to 32 Career and Technical Centers (CTC) and Area Vocational Technical Education Schools and two school districts across the state 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 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.”
Under the program, the maximum grant is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners. A list of grant recipients follows this press release.