On Nov. 2, Gov. Tom Wolf announced $30 million in new PAsmart grants. These grants aim to spur K-12 computer science and STEM education, expand registered apprenticeships, and support job training with Industry Partnership programs in the commonwealth and make us a viable competitor for jobs of the future.
Of the $30 million in grants:
- $20 million is designated for computer science and STEM education initiatives
- $7 million for registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships
- $3 million set for industry partnerships
These grants will help prepare students for the next wave of STEM and computer related jobs, expand opportunities to create more skilled workers and add to an existing investment furthering public-private industry partnerships.
These highly competitive grants will likely receive many applicants and I want to make sure we have worthy applicants vying for these grants to make an impact in the district.
Applications are due in mid- to late-December. You can visit my website for more information about the PAsmart grants or contact the district office at 215.879.7777 for additional assistance.