Grant to Local Workforce Development Board Will Boost Education, Career Training

HARRISBURG – A $200,000 grant awarded by the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) today will improve the ability of local schools and businesses to work together to better prepare students for different career paths, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30).

The grant to the South Central Workforce Development Board – which serves Cumberland and Franklin counties in the 30th Senatorial District – will support the continuation and expansion of an existing regional program to motivate students in grades 6 through 12 to pursue STEM and technology careers.

“The ability to share experience and build partnerships is critical in ensuring the lessons taught in the classroom can be applied in the workforce after graduation,” Ward said. “This funding will allow these local partnerships to continue and grow so the young people of today can become the leaders in local business in the years ahead.”

The funding was provided through the Business-Education Partnerships grant program, which is administered by L&I and funded by the federal government. The grant to the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board was one of 19 grants totaling $2.4 million that were awarded statewide in the current round of funding.


CONTACT:  Cheryl Schriner (717) 787-5490

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