2009-03-05 / Local & State

Job Training Grant Awarded To FCAVTS

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The Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School has been awarded $13,796 from the Pa. Department of Labor & Industry Job Training Fund. The award has been benchmarked to purchase a 3-D printer for the drafting and design program and a pipe bender for the welding program.

The Job Training Fund was created to facilitate advances in workforce development in the commonwealth. The Job Training Fund awards grants to rural counties that run workforce education programs and services for youths. The application focused on the human capital strategy that the FCAVTS implements to meet the needs of youths in Fulton County.

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania's workforce development system has identified highpriority occupations based on state and federal labor market data. High-priority occupations are specific occupations that are in demand by employers in Pennsylvania. They require higher level skills, and provide family sustaining wages. The following FCAVTS programs have been identified by the state and Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board as High Priority: allied health, building trades, business occupations, childcare, drafting and design, and welding.

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