TYNGSBOROUGH – Superintendent Jill Davis is pleased to share that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded Greater Lowell Tech $100,000 to support expanded programming opportunities for adults in the technical areas of welding and plumbing.
The grants are part of the administration’s Career Technical Initiative (CTI), which works to support the implementation and growth of additional training programs at career and technical education (CTE) schools. Greater Lowell Tech is receiving $100,000 as part of this latest allocation of grant funding through the initiative, which will support training and placement services for unemployed and underemployed adults in the community to access training for careers as welders or plumbers.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this funding so that we can continue offering these programs and helping more people access the training and support they need to become skilled workers. These are in-demand, stable jobs that allow people to earn a living wage,” Superintendent Davis said. “We know there is a high demand for career and technical education statewide and are pleased to have this opportunity to continue expanding these opportunities.”
Through the grant, Greater Lowell Tech is partnering with the MassHire Lowell Career Center as well as UpNovr. Inc, Bouley Trucking, Welfab, Inc. Precise Industries, Ayotte Plumbing, Rick Jean Plumbing and Heating, Marcoux Plumbing and Heating.
“As we vaccinate our residents and reopen our economy, our Administration remains focused on supporting businesses and workers to power our recovery, and the Career Technical Initiative will be a crucial part of that effort,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Our Administration was committed to expanding these training opportunities for students and adults across the Commonwealth before the pandemic, and now this initiative takes on added importance as a crucial tool to connect people with new job opportunities and meet the needs of our employers.”
The Baker-Polito Administration announced the allocation of $2.1 million in CTI grants to be divided among 10 CTE schools statewide last week at Essex Tech.
Other career and technical education schools awarded grant funding include Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School, Greater Lawrence Technical High School, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Southeastern Regional School District, Greater Fall River Vocational School District and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.