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Penn College Awarded Perkins Local Plan Grant

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the recipient of a $655,803 federal grant for 2010-11 that will enable it to provide the most up-to-date instructional equipment for a variety of academic majors.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Perkins Local Plan Grant aims to help develop the skills of secondary and postsecondary education students enrolled in career and technical-education programs. The funding provides Penn College with the financial support needed to purchase equipment for majors such as nursing, dental hygiene, welding, diesel technology, machine tool technology, building construction technology and forest technology.

“Penn College is committed to ensuring that our students are educated on the latest and emerging trends in industry,” said Carolyn R. Strickland, assistant vice president for academic services. “We invest a significant amount of financial resources in state-of-the-art equipment so that, when our students show up for the first day of work, they are ready to hit the ground running. The funding provided through the Perkins Grant enables us to maintain the level of quality instruction that has become a hallmark of a Penn College degree.”

Strickland said the Perkins Grant funds also allow the college to provide appropriate levels of academic support for all students.

“From early-intervention programs, to study-skills workshops, to one-on-one tutoring, all of these services and programs directly impact student learning and retention in positive ways,” she said.

For more about Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

For more information about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact the Grants and Contracts Office at ext. 7562 or through its Web portal.