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Worcester Technical High School Awarded $495K Skills Capital Grant

Monday, June 25, 2018

 

Charlie Baker awards Worcester Tech a Skills Capital Grant

Worcester Technical High School received a $495,575 Skills Capital Grant to support its Robotics Automation Technology Program.

Worcester Tech is one of 33 high schools in the state to receive a Skills Capital Grant from Governor Charlie Baker.

“The equipment purchased by high schools and colleges over the past three years through Skills Capital Grants has directly impacted the educational experience for thousands of Massachusetts students to better prepare them for the workforce. This program has had a positive impact on students in the Commonwealth and we look forward to working with the Legislature to include $75 million worth of funding for Skills Capital Grants as part of the Economic Development bill we filed in the spring,” said Baker.

Worcester Tech Using the Grant

Using the grant, students will be trained on new equipment, such as logic controllers and design software, specific cybersecurity, human robotics and robotics technology.

“Schools that receive these competitive grants are giving their students a head start by creating relationships with local employers who provide input and expertise about the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful in the future,” said Education Secretary James Peyser.

The high school teams with Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute for postsecondary courses.

Skills Capital Grants

The grants are awarded by Governor Baker’s Workforce Skills Cabinet. Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito created the Workforce Skills Cabinet in 2015, bringing together the Secretariats of Education, Labor and Workforce Development, and Housing and Economic Development in order to align education, economic development and workforce policies, and to strategize around how to meet employers’ demand for skilled workers in each region of the state. 

 

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