Career and Technology To Benefit From State Grant

Career and Technology To Benefit From State Grant
Posted on 07/26/2019

The Robertson County Department of Education has been informed that the district is among 96 across the state who have been awarded part of the $3.7 million dollar Perkins Reserve Consolidated Grant to support the implementation of, “high quality career-focused programs,” in Tennessee.

 

Over and above the $169,000 commitment by the state for Career and Technical training, The district applied for grant-funding in the areas of career-exploration program creation and industry certification exam funds.

 

Supervisor of CTE Mark Gregory announced that RCS has received $35,000 for CTE equipment and $15,000 for industry certification exam fees.  The equipment grant will help with initial funding for a new bio-stem lab at White House Heritage High School.  The industry certification exam funds will benefit around 140 students as they test for certification in fields including: Microsoft Office Specialists, Certified Nursing Assistants, EKG technicians, and Certified Medical Assistants, among others. 

 

Gregory said that this grant-funding will be a major benefit to the overall CTE program as it reduces the dependence on local funding in these two crucial areas.

 

“Ensuring students have the skills and resources needed to succeed is one of my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor Bill Lee.  Robertson County is pleased to be a beneficiary of his commitment to education in this way.

 

 

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