Flynn: $50,000 grant awarded to area technical school to train local students

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – A $50,000 grant from the state Department of Education has been awarded to the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, according to state Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna.

“Today’s students will be the employees of tomorrow and they deserve every investment we can make to ensure they are prepared for their future,” Flynn said. “This funding will ensure these students will get the experience they need and give them a better path to success when they enter the workforce.”

Flynn noted that the funding will be used to purchase the following:

  • HVAC and refrigeration training equipment.

  • Automotive training equipment including a heavy duty 2-post lift, an ironworker machine and a Power MIG 350 welder.   

In all, Gov. Tom Wolf approved $1.2 million in competitive grants for 32 different projects throughout Pennsylvania. Each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from businesses and industry partners.