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Perkins Grant Funding Supports Instruction at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology has been awarded a $570,422 federal grant for 2012-13 in support of a variety of academic programs.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Perkins Local Plan Grant seeks to help develop the skills of secondary and postsecondary education students enrolled in career and technical-education programs.

The 2012-13 funding will allow Penn College to purchase up-to-date equipment for majors such as renewable energy technology, nursing, dental hygiene, baking and pastry arts, electronics and computer engineering technology, automotive technology, heavy construction equipment technology, diesel technology, and welding technology.

“Penn College is committed to providing state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our students are familiar with the latest and emerging trends in industry,” said Eugene M. McAvoy, dean of academic services and first year programs. “In a time of belt-tightening, the funding provided through the Perkins Grant is invaluable in helping us maintain the high-quality instruction that characterizes a Penn College degree.”

McAvoy said the Perkins Grant funding also helps the college provide academic support for Penn College students.

“The early-intervention and mentoring programs, study-skills workshops, and one-on-one tutoring the grant supports help ensure the success of our students,” he said.

Penn College’s Perkins Local Plan Grant funding for 2012-13 represents the final-year award for a five-year grant.

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office 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.

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