State Grant Supports Western Area Career & Technology Center

HARRISBURG – A $112,262 state grant to the Western Area Career & Technology Center (WACTC) will help prepare students for jobs in the manufacturing industry, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

The grant will support the expansion of instructional programs to include computer numerical control operation for carpentry and metalworking students. These specialized skills are important for manufacturing careers locally and statewide, Bartolotta said.

“It is critical to ensure students can receive instruction in the new skills that are in-demand in industries throughout the state and region,” said Bartolotta, who chaired the Senate Labor and Industry Committee during the 2019-20 Legislative Session. “This grant will ensure our local students can keep pace with the growth of technology and are prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow.”

The funding was awarded through the Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Grant program, which supports workforce development for manufacturing careers through professional services, internships, equipment purchases, shop modifications and more.


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