Brooks Announces Career and Tech Grant Awards to Help Train Students for High-Demand Jobs

HARRISBURG (Nov. 28, 2018) Career and technical schools in Crawford, Mercer and Warren Counties will be receiving grants to purchase important, much-needed equipment to train high school students for the jobs of the future, Sen. Michele Brooks announced today.

Crawford County Career and Technical Center, Mercer County Career Center and Warren County Area Vocational Technical School have each been awarded equipment grants to help train their students in high-demand occupations, Sen. Brooks said.

Mercer County will receive $13,148 for a PR-503 hydraulic plate roll, and $24,443 for an Epilog Fusion 120-watt  laser engraver.

Crawford County Career and Technical Center will receive $6,310 for a Snap-on Zeus Scan Tool; $31,275 for a HAAS CNC lathe; and $8,000 for a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).

Warren County will receive $19,000 in funding for a dynamometer, which measures the power output of engines.  Each grant requires a local match.

“These grants represent opportunity — a chance for students to learn on the latest equipment being used in today’s manufacturing plants, metal-working plants, and automotive facilities, enabling students to excel in the jobs of the future,” Sen. Brooks said. 

“Welding, precision machining, tool and die inspection, and many more growing career fields are all family-sustaining pathways that students will be job-ready for, thanks to this cutting edge equipment and these hands-on training tools.”

 

Contact:           Diane McNaughton                            (717) 787-1322                                                                                  dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov