Mullery announces $75,000 in Teacher in the Workplace grants for local school districts

NANTICOKE, Jan. 6 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today awarded the Crestwood, Greater Nanticoke and Hanover Area school districts $25,000 each in Teacher in the Workplace grants, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne.

The funding will be utilized by teachers to visit local employers to learn skills and business trends to strengthen their classroom instruction and boost student learning and readiness for the workforce.

“This funding will allow our hardworking teachers to have direct contact with our local businesses and take that information back to the classroom,” Mullery said. “This program educates our educators in the latest in-demand careers and will help today’s students be better prepared for tomorrow.”

These are part of $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workforce grants awarded to 92 school districts and education agencies. The grants from PDE are funded through federal money made available through Title II, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act and from the Department of Labor and Industry through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

To learn more, please visit: www.education.pa.gov/PolicyFunding/SchoolGrants/Pages/TeacherWorkplace.aspx.