Bradford and Seneca Highlands CTE Programs Awarded $4M Grant for New Equipment Among 55 Recipients

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  • Bradford Area School District and Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center are among 55 centers receiving over $4 million in grant funding for new equipment to train students in high-demand occupations.
  • Bradford will use the grant to purchase a five-axis CNC mill for its machine technology program, providing students with the latest manufacturing technology.
  • Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center will use the grant to purchase a Freightliner M2 106 Plus for its automotive mechanics technology program, offering students hands-on training on advanced automotive technology.

Bradford and Seneca Highlands, PA – The Bradford and Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are among 55 recipients of a $4 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the purchase of new equipment.

The grant is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to support workforce development by ensuring that students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology that aligns with industry needs and prepares them for high-skill, high-demand jobs.

The Bradford and Seneca Highlands CTE programs will use the grant funding to acquire new equipment for a range of career pathways, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology. By updating their facilities with modern equipment, the programs will be better positioned to provide students with the hands-on skills and experience they need to succeed in the workforce.

“This grant will allow us to enhance our CTE programs and provide our students with the tools and resources they need to excel in their chosen career pathways,” said a spokesperson for the Bradford and Seneca Highlands CTE programs. “We are grateful for the support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and look forward to seeing the positive impact this funding will have on our students.”

The grant funding will enable the Bradford and Seneca Highlands CTE programs to continue to offer high-quality, industry-aligned education and training that meets the needs of local employers and prepares students for success in the modern workforce.

In addition to the grant funding, the Pennsylvania Department of Education is also providing technical assistance and support to help the recipient programs make strategic equipment purchases and maximize the impact of the funding.

The investment in new equipment for CTE programs across the state is expected to benefit thousands of students and help ensure that Pennsylvania has a skilled and competitive workforce for years to come.

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