Matzie: More than $170,000 in funding awarded to the Community College of Beaver County for improvement project

HARRISBURG, Aug. 16 – The Community College of Beaver County will receive more than $170,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for an improvement project, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, announced today.

Matzie said a total of $172,437 will be disbursed to CCBC for the expansion of a state-of-the-art training facility that will prepare learners for current and future high-demand jobs. Total cost of the project is $4 million, and the state Department of Education will ultimately provide 50 percent of the annual capital expense for the project.

“Work qualifications continue to change and new jobs are on the way,” Matzie said. “This funding will help give CCBC the ability to prepare workers to get and keep good jobs. I’m proud to support their efforts.”

The CCBC is one of nine community colleges to receive funding this year from the Department of Education for improvement projects.