Kim: State awards $145,000 in grants to local CTE schools for new equipment

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, announced today that Dauphin County Technical School has been awarded a grant of $85,000 and the Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center a grant of $60,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the purchase of new equipment to help train students in skills required for high-demand occupations.

“Our career and technical students need best-in-class educational opportunities so they will be able to thrive in the highly competitive 21st century global economy,” Kim said. “These grants will make possible the hands-on experience with first-class equipment students need today to build careers in high-demand, high-paying fields.

“Students from the 103rd District are thriving in Dauphin County Technical School and Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center and are going on to have lucrative careers in their chosen fields,” she said. “I believe Pennsylvania would ensure its economic growth for years to come by making sure that more students benefit from these CTE grants.”

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 state budget proposal calls for more than $121 million for career and technical education, and $15 million for career and technical education equipment grants.