Venkat announces $85,000 for A.W. Beattie Career Center

MCCANDLESS, Feb. 8 – Today, state Rep. Arvind Venkat, D-Allegheny, announced that the PA Department of Education has awarded an $85,000 grant to the A.W. Beattie Career Center in McCandless.

The grant will allow the center to purchase new equipment to train students through its career and technical education programs.

“With this grant, we ensure that students at the A.W. Beattie Career Center have access to equipment of the highest quality while they continue their education,” Venkat said. “As more than 8.3 million high school students participate in career and technical education programs across the U.S., we have the opportunity to ensure students from the Avonworth, Hampton, and North Allegheny school districts and many others across Allegheny County are prepared to enter into the workforce, in turn boosting Pennsylvania’s economy. I’m proud to have such an innovative career and technical center in McCandless.”

The PA Department of Education awarded $4 million to provide new equipment for career and technical education programs across the commonwealth.


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