Senator Santarsiero Announces Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants to Three Bucks County Technical Schools
BUCKS COUNTY – December 19, 2019 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced the award of $118,892 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and Bucks County Technical High School each for $50,000, as well as $18,892 to Upper Bucks County Technical School. The grant awards will be used for the purchase of new equipment to provide hands-on training to students in high-demand occupations, specifically focusing on the needs of local employers.
“Investments in our Career and Technical Education programs are vital to ensuring a diverse and well-trained workforce,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “We are fortunate to have three technical schools serving Bucks County residents and I, along with my Senate colleagues from the county, look forward to seeing the impact of these grants on the job opportunities afforded our area students.”
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology is located in Jamison, PA and serves 800 daytime students from Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, and New Hope-Solebury School Districts, as well as 500 adult learners. For more information about the school and programs, visit their website.
Bucks County Technical High School is located in Fairless Hills, PA and serves 1,500 students from Pennsbury, Neshaminy, Bensalem Township, Bristol Borough and Township, and Morrisville Borough School Districts, and adult learners through both day and evening programs. For more information about the school and programs, visit their website.
Upper Bucks County Technical High School is located in Perkasie, PA and offers twenty-one programs to students in grades 9 through 12 from Pennridge, Quakertown, and Palisades School Districts, in addition to its adult education program. For more information about the school and programs, visit their website.
For more information on the various grant opportunities through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, visit their website.