Franklin Career Tech gets $85k in state competitive equipment grant funding

09 February 2024- The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that more than $4 million in competitive grants has been awarded to 55 career and technical centers (CTCs) and school districts to purchase new equipment to help train students in high-demand occupations through career and technical education programs.

“Career and technical education programs provide students with the skills and hands-on experience they need to build careers in high-demand, high-paying fields throughout the Commonwealth,” said Secretary Khalid N. Mumin. “These grants will expand and improve access to first-class equipment and experiences for students and builds on the commitment of the Shapiro Administration to help students chart their own course by making sure all students have access to a world-class education to sustain them for life.”

The list of recipients can be found on PDE’s Competitive Equipment Grants page.

The Shapiro Administration knows there isn’t a one-size-fits all postsecondary path for every high school student. It is critical all learners are prepared to be successful on whatever path they take after graduating – whether they enter directly into Pennsylvania’s workforce, join the military, or continue their education. Career and technical education offers students the opportunity to develop critical skills through a combination of classes and hands-on learning experiences, which allows them to apply academics to real-world problems.