Flynn: $171,266 grant to the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County


LACKAWANNA, Aug.12 – State Rep. Marty Flynn D-Lackawanna, is pleased that a $171,266 grant is going to the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County to help the center continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Flynn said the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds authorize the governor to determine the educational use of the money as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. 

“Technology institutions play a key role in producing a skilled workforce that helps to build our local economy,” Flynn said 

Flynn said GEER funding can be used toward the safe reopening of the technical institute considering COVID-19. This may include purchasing protective equipment, hand sanitizer and cleaning products and other educational-related equipment or technology to take classrooms online. 

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