– Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced Mercer County Career Center has been awarded $79,546 as part of a program to purchase new equipment to help train students in high-demand occupations through career and technical education programs. Eligible school districts and career and technical centers needed to administer eight or more programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
“Our state, like many across the country, is facing a labor shortage,” Wentling said. “This funding will be used to help students from our area be ready to hit the ground running when the time comes to enter the work force. These programs are important now more than ever.”
There are more than 80 CTCs in Pennsylvania
that offer a combination of classes and hands-on learning in programs approved by the Department of Education. Thousands of students earn industry credentials or certifications for local jobs in high demand, so they graduate on a path for success.