Greene County schools sharing $10K state grant for career awareness

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 29 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today said the five public school districts in Greene County will share a $10,000 state grant to prepare students for careers through collaborative activities and a countywide career awareness day.

“This combined effort among Jefferson-Morgan, Southeastern Greene, Central Greene, Carmichaels and West Greene will enable students to learn about a wide variety of career opportunities, which is not easily done in rural areas,” Snyder said. “By joining together for the Career Awareness Day, the grant will go a long ways toward covering costs of transporting the students, hands-on activities and career materials.”

Snyder said the local Career Readiness Mini-Grant was awarded by Gov. Tom Wolf, the state Department of Labor & Industry and Team Pennsylvania, a non-partisan non-profit created in 1997 to bring government and private sector leaders together for the betterment of Pennsylvania.

“As a member of the House Labor and Industry Committee, I applaud efforts to promote collaboration between our public schools and the workforce system,” Snyder said. “So much more can be accomplished by working with local workforce development boards and focusing career development on regional labor market needs.”

The local funding is among $270,000 in grants awarded this week to 64 school districts statewide.