Sainato: Grant of nearly $49,000 awarded to fund equipment for Lawrence County Career and Technical Center

NEW CASTLE, Dec. 19 – A $48,938 grant from the state Department of Education will help Lawrence County Career and Technical Center purchase the equipment it needs to ready students for high-demand tech jobs, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today. 

“The beauty of this funding is that it is going to allow the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center to purchase equipment that is aligned with the needs of area employers,” Sainato said. “That means students will get the benefit of training on state-of-the-art equipment and will develop real-world skills that meet the demand of the modern workforce.

“At the same time, it’s ensuring that our area employers have the skilled pool of new workers they need to stay competitive. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Sainato said that the equipment being funded includes a Haas TM-3P/HRT 160 CNC Toolroom Mill with Tool Changer, an IR Rotary Screw Air Compressor, and a Laser Engraver Epilog Helix.

The competitive grant is part of a package of $1.2 million in funding to 32 career and technical centers and area vocational-technical education schools statewide.

The maximum grant under the program is $50,000, and each must be matched dollar for dollar from a local source such as local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners. 

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