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NEW: Lt. Governor Murray Announces $5 Million for Vocational Schools

Thursday, April 26, 2012

 

The Patrick-Murray Administration has announced that they have created a grant program that will include $5 million for vocational schools.

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced that the administration has filled a supplemental capital bond bill that would secure $5 million in funding, over five years, to help vocational schools upgrade laboratories and shop equipment.

More than 44,000 students are enrolled in 60 vocational technical schools throughout the state. The funding will help provide these students with the necessary, state of the art equipment used to prepare them for higher education and the workforce beyond.

“As we prepare the next generation of leaders in Massachusetts, our vocational-technical school model expands a student's education and career opportunities,” said Lieutenant Governor Murray. “With this proposed funding, Massachusetts will enhance students' learning in our vocational schools, and further engage and motivate students to learn in and outside of the classroom.” 

The Fiscal Year 2012 – 2016 Capital Plan includes $1 million in FY2012 for the grant program. Moving forward, there will need to be legislative authorization for the supplemental bond bill, which the Patrick-Murray Administration will seek. 

“We are pleased about the collaboration that brings together vocational technical students with the state’s apprenticeship programs offering a critical step in an individual’s career path,” said Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Joanne F. Goldstein. “A collaboration like this one is helpful to employers and to our workforce as the training leads to excellent jobs in growing sectors.”

 

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