Longietti: Mercer County Career Center awarded $35,800 for equipment

HERMITAGE, Dec. 20 – New grant funding of $35,813 to the Mercer County Career Center will ensure that students benefit from state-of-the-art training tools, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today.

Longietti, who is the Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, said the funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded under the Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant Program will provide resources that are key to remaining competitive.

“The most critical aspect of career training is ensuring that students land in the modern workforce with the skills they need to compete, which includes the ability to work on state-of-the-art equipment, adapt to fast-paced changes in technology, serve as a resource to coworkers and prepare to step into leadership roles,” Longietti said. “Securing this funding will ensure that Mercer County Career Center has the resources it needs to continue providing that kind of leading-edge training so graduates secure good-paying jobs and our regional workforce remains competitive.”

More about the funding is available here.