Rep Flynn secures $50K for Lackawanna County Career Technical Center

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said he is pleased that the Lackawanna County Career and Technical Center has received a $50K grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Flynn said this type of technical grant is one of the highest amounts awarded to a technical school. The purpose of the grant will be to purchase equipment and provide hands-on training to students in vocational technical programs

 

“The importance of this technical assistance grant will provide the framework for students to learn technical trades and, hopefully, get good-paying, family sustaining jobs in the future,” Flynn said.

Career and technical education in Pennsylvania offers students the opportunity to develop critical skills through a combination of classes and hands-on learning experiences, which allow them to apply academics to real-world problems.

Flynn said 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 for local jobs in high demand so they can graduate on a path for success.