On Friday, Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) announced that Schuylkill Technology Center (STC) has been awarded $78,601 in competitive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The grant will be used to purchase new equipment for students to use in their career and technical education programs.
Twardzik praised STC’s Assistant Executive Director Shannon Brennan for the center’s success, stating that “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.” He also credited his work with Sen. Dave Argall in bringing in this competitive grant funding as a successful formula for Schuylkill County.
STC is an accredited career and technical school located in the 123rd Legislative District of Pennsylvania. It serves 12 public school districts in Schuylkill County, including Blue Mountain, Mahanoy Area, Minersville, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Pottsville, Saint Clair, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah Valley, Tamaqua, Tri-Valley and Williams Valley. STC serves students in grades 9-12 and operates on two academic cycles (August – January & January – June). There are two campuses located in Mar Lin (South Campus) and Frackville (North Campus).
The programs offered by STC combine classroom theory with hands-on application and access to state of the art equipment. These programs promote lifelong learning that prepares students for successful entry into the workforce or higher education at the postsecondary level. In addition to providing industry credentials or certifications for local jobs in high demand, thousands of students earn them through their studies at STC.