Local Lawmakers Collaborate to Ratchet Up Funding for Technical Trade Education in Bucks County

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Two Bucks County technical schools will benefit as state-funded grant recipients.

Technical trade education in Bucks County got a high-octane shot of fuel as county lawmakers secured nearly $100,000 in state funding, according to an item in the Doylestown Observer.

State Reps. Perry Warren, John Galloway, and Tina Davis — as well as state Sen. Steve Santarsiero — secured the infusion of capital from through Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant Program.

It will be used for equipment purchases and to augment student training programs, allocated as follows:

“The student demand for and interest in career and technical education opportunities is growing,” said Rep. Warren. “New equipment will improve and expand hands-on opportunities for students to learn their career field and be fully prepared to enter the workforce.” 

“Our young people are our future, so I’m very glad that Bucks County’s career and technical education programs are receiving this needed financial support,” Rep. Galloway said.

Rep. Davis was equally as optimistic about the funding enabling students to pursue job paths that were both secure and appropriate for their individual skill sets.

Sen. Santarsiero believes the resource will enable grads from the two Bucks County technical school recipients to be more competitive upon graduation.

More on this benefit to Bucks County technical trade education is at the Doylestown Observer.

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