Ullman: Nearly $69K in Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants for Bucks County Technical Schools

DOYLESTOWN, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Jamison will receive $50,000 and Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie will receive $18,892 in state funding to purchase new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.

“It is critical that our students get hands-on-training from state-of-the-art equipment so they will be  prepared to compete in highly competitive job markets,” Ullman said. “This grant money benefits students and employers alike in ensuring that our young people receive the training needed to succeed in high-demand occupations.”

Upper Bucks County Technical School will purchase a hunter aligner. Middle Bucks Institute of Technology will purchase MaxiSys Elite with Wireless VCi, Anatomage Table 6, Pro Spot #NP3 Nitrogent Plastic Welder, Pro Spot #SP2 MultiMIG Pulse 3N1, Waterborne Spray Booth, Chief Frame Straightener Attachments, Portable Sanding Unit for Welding and Portable Vacuum System for Welding.

The purpose of the grant is to purchase equipment aligned with the needs of local employers for use in Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Career and Technical Education programs and to provide hands-on training to students in those programs.

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