PDE Awards $1.2 Million in Grants to 33 CTCs

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)

PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced that $1.2 million in competitive grants was awarded to 33 Career and Technical Centers (CTC) and two school districts to purchase new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.

“Career and technical centers continually provide excellent educational and professional opportunities for students across the commonwealth,” said Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty. “Investing in career readiness and career exploration is a priority for PDE, and we encourage recipients to utilize this funding to enhance and expand these learning programs, which will help students excel in their chosen fields.

The awardees are:

Agency/LEA County Award Amount
Adams County Technical Institute Adams $47,500.00
A W Beattie Career Center Allegheny $19,289.00
Parkway West CTC Allegheny $38,331.00
Beaver County CTC Beaver $25,000.00
Berks CTC Berks $23,229.00
Greater Altoona CTC Blair $50,000.00
Upper Bucks County Technical School Bucks $30,167.00
Bucks County Technical High School Bucks $50,000.00
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Bucks $50,000.00
Butler County AVTS Butler  $20,000.00
Greater Johnstown CTC Cambria $50,000.00
Central PA Institute of Science & Technology Centre $50,000.00
State College Area SD Centre $8,900.00
Chester County Technical College HS Chester $11,000.00
Clearfield County CTC Clearfield $46,345.00
Columbia-Montour AVTS Columbia $3,422.00
Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center Cumberland $26,935.00
Dauphin County Technical School Dauphin $50,000.00
Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Fayette $48,700.00
Franklin County CTC Franklin $25,000.00
Jefferson County-DuBois AVTS Jefferson $7,500.00
CTC of Lackawanna County Lackawanna $50,000.00
Lancaster County CTC Lancaster $50,000.00
Lawrence County CTC Lawrence $24,999.00
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Lehigh $50,000.00
Monroe Career & Tech Inst Monroe $21,901.00
North Montco Tech Career Center Montgomery $50,000.00
Western Montgomery CTC Montgomery $50,000.00
Bethlehem AVTS Northampton $24,600.00
Wallenpaupack Area SD Pike $27,420.00
Susquehanna County CTC Susquehanna $13,797.00
Warren County AVTS Warren $18,098.00
Central Westmoreland CTC Westmoreland $50,000.00
Eastern Westmoreland CTC Westmoreland $47,290.00
York Co School of Technology York $50,000.00
TOTAL $1,209,423.00
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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.

There are more than 80 CTCs in Pennsylvania that offer a combination of classes and hands-on learning in programs approved by the Department of Education. Thousands of students earn industry credentials or certifications for local jobs in high demand, so they graduate on a path for success.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, please visit the Department of Education’s website.

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