Krueger, Delloso announce equipment grant for Delaware County Technical High School

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – State Reps. Leanne Krueger and David Delloso announced that Delaware County Technical High School was awarded a $50,000 state grant for the purchase of new equipment.

The grant was part of nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to 32 Career and Technical Centers and Area Vocational-Technical Education Schools around the state for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.

“Collaboration between our local schools and employers is essential to ensuring we have prepared students for the jobs that are in demand,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “With this grant, Delaware County Technical High School will be able to purchase equipment to ensure students have the best training possible, and I’m pleased to see this funding awarded.”

Items to be purchased with the grant include automotive and welding equipment.

“Pennsylvania has a workforce shortage of skilled and qualified workers,” Delloso said. “That’s why grants like this are so vitally important. It will help train the students of today for the career they will pursue tomorrow. This grant will help our local region and the state of Pennsylvania by helping bridge the skills gap that exists in our current workforce.”   

The maximum grant allowed under the program is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source, which could include local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners.