Longietti: More than $39,000 awarded to fund equipment for Mercer County Career Center

HERMITAGE, Nov. 18 – The Mercer County Career Center is receiving a $39,025 grant to fund the purchase of training equipment, state Rep. Mark Longietti announced today. 

Longietti, D-Mercer, said the grant from the state Department of Education will help ensure training is tailored to current workforce demand.

“To stay productive, business and industry rely heavily on having a well-trained pool of job applicants, and Mercer County Career Center has been meeting that demand in our region for nearly 50 years,” Longietti said. “The funding awarded today will ensure students continue to have state-of-the-art equipment as they learn so that they graduate with the confidence and skills they need to compete in a wide range of modern work settings.”

The competitive grants are part of a statewide package of nearly $1.2 million to 32 career and technical centers and area vocational technical education schools and two school districts.

The maximum grant under the program is $50,000 and each must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source, such as local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners. 
More information on the grants is available