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Pennsylvania Department of Education Announces $1.7 Million in Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants, 42 Schools to Share Funding

Sacramento Bee (01/03/14)

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq has announced that $1.7 million in funding as part of the Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant program will be used by 42 schools to purchase 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," she 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." Funding can be used to purchase equipment to train students for advanced materials and diversified manufacturing, agriculture and food production, bio-medical industry, building and construction, business and financial services, energy, healthcare, information and communication services, logistics and transportation, and lumber, wood and paper. "Pennsylvania's employers require their employees to have the skills to meet the demands of the business community. This investment will ensure that students have a hands-on learning experience that will benefit them in their chosen career," Dumaresq said.
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