BOSTON (WWLP) – The Baker-Polito Administration announced on Thursday 47 educational institutions, some in western Massachusetts, that will receive Skills Capital Grants.
The grants are given to update equipment and expand student enrollment in programs and provide career education.
“At a critical time in our Commonwealth, these Skills Capital Grants will increase flexibility and support for schools and educational institutions to launch new programs and help more students develop important technical skills and prepare them for high-demand industries,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “As our economy moves forward, it will be crucial for young people to develop the important technical skills that local employers need to grow their businesses.”
Grants awarded to institutions in western Massachusetts:
- Berkshire Innovation Center, Pittsfield – $200,000 Robotics and Automation Technology
- Franklin County Technical School District, Turners Falls – $200,000 Machine Technology Advanced Precision Machining
- Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, Ludlow – $300,000 Sheet Metalworking for Advanced Manufacturing
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams – $250,000 Healthcare Workforce
- McCann Technical School, North Adams – $188,800 Advanced Manufacturing
- Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, Springfield – $250,000 Health Assisting and the Machine Tool Technology
- Tech Foundry, Springfield – $181,786 IT Help Desk and Field Services Training
- West Springfield High School, West Springfield – $63,376 Manufacturing Innovation Pathway