Skills Capital Grant announced that $11.7 million in funding will be awarded through the Skills Capital Grant program. These grants will be awarded to communities throughout the state.
The Skills Capital Grants are competitive Grants which are awarded to educational institutions across the Commonwealth with the purpose of updating equipment and expanding student enrollment in programs that provide career education.
In Senator Moore’s district, the Central MA Center for Business & Enterprise has been awarded $253,500 for robotics and advanced manufacturing. The Blackstone Valley Education hub will collaborate with centers of education in the central Massachusetts area to distribute the funding. The funding itself will be used to support middle school, high school and college students with training to meet the industry demands of advanced manufacturers.
“I am pleased to be able to say that schools in my district will be able to benefit from this funding,” said Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury). “Supporting students so that they are as prepared as possible to pursue the careers they want is something that I take great pride in, and this grant will allow us to do that for those interested in the field of advanced manufacturing.”
“The Blackstone Valley Education Hub has had great success with allowing students to explore career possibilities in a wide range of fields,” said Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “This grant will expand those opportunities in the robotics and advanced manufacturing fields and create even more possibilities for students. I will continue to advocate for funding for this organization to provide these opportunities to more students and schools throughout my district.”
“The Blackstone Valley Education hub will always be a tremendous asset to the 9th Worcester District and the Blackstone Valley as a whole,” said Representative Muradian. “Their dedication to educating young minds and adding to the workforce is inspiring. I am confident that this funding will further assist them in supporting students interested in careers with robotics and advanced manufacturing.”
To date, this grant program has provided over 250 grants totaling over $75 million.