TAUNTON — Superintendent-Director Dr. Alexandre Magalhaes is pleased to share that Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School has been awarded a Skills Capital grant from the Baker-Polito Administration.
The funding, in the total of $228,380, will allow the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School to update instructional labs in the community health and practical nurse programs to provide students with hands on experience using modern patient simulation and industry standard equipment.
Bristol-Plymouth is one of 47 educational institutions who were awarded Skills Capital grants by the Baker-Polito administration. In all, $9.7 million in funds were allocated to support the purchase of updated equipment and the growth of student enrollment in career and technical education programs.
Skills Capital grants are awarded to educational institutions that are able to showcase their partnerships with local businesses and whose curriculum and credentials seek to meet the demand of growing industries in the Commonwealth.
Through its Skills Capital grants, the Baker-Polito administration has worked to increase the number of students enrolled in programs where they can learn and train for occupations in high-demand careers. More than 300 educational programs have received financial support from the Skills Capital grant initiative, which has awarded approximately $92 million and is overseen by Gov. Baker’s Workforce Skills Cabinet.