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Five counties awarded grant money for education equipment
By: WJAC Web Staff
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The department of education announced $190,711 in grants awarded to five counties in the WJAC-TV viewing area.
Overall, there was $1.7 million in career and technical education equipment grants with 42 schools to share the funding.
"This funding will allow these schools to acquire new, state-of-the-art equipment for students to train for the jobs of tomorrow," said Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq. "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."
This grant is to allow schools purchase equipment that meets industry standards.
Funding may be used to purchase equipment for the purpose of training students in the programs which must also align with Pennsylvania targeted industry areas.
Fifty-one applications were received from the department and each proposal was reviewed and scored based on the programs, plan to integrate the new equipment into its curriculum.
"This investment will ensure that students have a hands-on learning experience that will benefit them in their chosen career," said Dumaresq.
The five counties and schools awarded were Bedford County Technical Center, $10,000, Blair County Greater Altoona Career and Technical Center, $50,000, Centre County Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, $50,000, Jefferson County DuBois Area Vocational Technical School, $42,500, and Somerset County Technology Center, $38,211.