State Grants Fund Equipment For Pennsylvania Tech Schools

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(TNS) — Two Westmoreland County, Pa., career and technology centers and another in Allegheny County will update their educational equipment with the help of state grants.
The Department of Education this week awarded nearly $1.2 million in competitive matching grants to 32 such centers across the state, and to two school districts, for equipment to train students for occupations that are in high demand.
The grants include $50,000 to Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in Derry Township, $30,021 to Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in New Stanton and $49,700 to Parkway West Career and Technology Center in North Fayette Township.
Eastern Westmoreland CTC will use its grant to purchase a 
Freedom Tilt
 frame machine for auto collision repair training and a 
Dell Power Edge
 computer server for its computer engineering technology program.
“Both of these items directly align to numerous tasks for the programs and will help prepare our learners for industry-relevant careers,” said 
Todd Weimer
, administrative director. “The server in particular will be invaluable as EWCTC has expanded the computer engineering program to include a cyber security pathway for learners.”
Matching funds for the grant include a donation from California-based TRAK Machine Tools that will provide two lathes for students completing machine tool …

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