HARRISBURG, April 30, 2012 — State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced a $ 37,700 state grant for the Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville.

“This state Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant will help the school prepare its students for the challenging and promising technical careers of the future,” Brewster said. “I am pleased that the Department of Education approved the school’s grant request and will continue to seek state dollars to supplement their efforts.”

Brewster said the state funds are aimed at improving career and technical education programs by raising the academic and technical proficiency of students. He said the technical proficiency goal is to ensure that students are trained on equipment that is found in an industry and to help students obtain, or be eligible to obtain, an industry credential.

To qualify for the grant, career and technical education programs must align with industry standards and credentials. He said the funds are used by the schools to purchase up-to-date instructional equipment to enhance career and technical education.

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