Career and technical education has been a vital aspect of preparing students for the future. The Schuylkill Technology Center (STC) in Pennsylvania is one such school that offers this type of training to its students. On Friday, Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) announced that the center has received $78,601 in competitive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). This funding will be used to purchase new equipment to help train students in high-demand occupations.
Twardzik praised Assistant Executive Director Shannon Brennan for the center’s growing success. He stated, “The staff at STC are doing a fantastic job for our students. Our local businesses are finding the graduates are job ready and enjoying careers with bright futures.” Twardzik also thanked Sen. Dave Argall for his help in bringing in this grant funding.
Career and technical education programs at STC provide students with critical skills through a combination of classes and hands-on learning experiences that allow them to apply academics to real-world problems. Thousands of students earn industry credentials or certifications for local jobs in high demand, so they graduate on a path for success.
STC is an accredited career and technical school comprised of 12 public school districts in Schuylkill County: Blue Mountain, Mahanoy Area, Minersville, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Pottsville, Saint Clair, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah Valley, Tamaqua, Tri-Valley, and Williams Valley. The center serves students in grades 9-12 and operates on two academic cycles (August – January & January – June). It has two campuses located in Mar Lin, PA (South Campus) and Frackville