Schuylkill Technology Center (STC), an accredited career and technical school located in the 123rd Legislative District, received $78,601 in competitive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). These funds will be used to purchase new equipment that will help train students for high-demand occupations through vocational and technical education programs.
Assistant Executive Director Shannon Brennan was praised by Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuilkill) for the center’s growing success. The STC staff does a fantastic job for its students, with local businesses finding that graduates are job-ready and enjoying successful careers. Twardzik stated that working with Senator Dave Argall to attract this competitive grant was a successful formula for Schuylkill County.
Career and technical education offers students the opportunity to develop critical skills through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning, allowing them to apply academics to real-world problems. Thousands of students earn industry credentials or certifications for in-demand local jobs, so they graduate on a path to success.
STC is comprised of 12 public school districts in Schuylkill County: Blue Mountain, Mahanoy Area, Minersville, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Pottsville, Saint Clair, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah Valley, Tamaqua, Tri-Valley and Williams Valley. The school serves students in grades 9-12 and operates in two academic terms (August-January and January-June) at two campuses located in Mar Lynn, PA (South Campus) and Frackville, PA (North Campus). STC offers 21 degree programs that combine classroom theory