Pashinski announces $50,000 in Teacher in the Workplace grants for Crestwood, Hanover Area school districts

WILKES-BARRE, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that the Crestwood and Hanover Area school districts will each receive a $25,000 in Teacher in the Workplace grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The funds will go towards enabling teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning and career readiness.

“This money will help teachers in the Crestwood and Hanover Area school districts to better prepare their students for in-demand family-sustaining jobs upon graduation – many of which employers are currently struggling to fill,” Pashinski said. “By connecting our local educators with local businesses, we are not only providing a practical education experience for our students, we are building a stronger community and economic future.”

The Teacher in the Workforce 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. Eligible applicants include local education entities, businesses and chambers of commerce, labor organizations, postsecondary institutions, community-based organizations, public libraries, trade associations and economic development entities.

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