TYNGSBORO – Superintendent Jill Davis announces that Greater Lowell Technical High School has been awarded a $90,000 state grant to offer Pharmacy Technician and Emergency Medical Technician training to unemployed residents in the area.
The grant is part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s $4.6 million Rapid Reemployment program. Grants support training for residents who have experienced an employment interruption due to COVID-19 and help place them in high-demand job categories by scaling up training opportunities provided by organizations to employers.
Training will begin in September. Each program will seat up to 10 students.
PrideStar EMS and MassHire Greater Lowell will support the School in this grant. PrideStar will provide the instructor. MassHire Greater Lowell will screen and place applicants.
“It is vital for Greater Lowell Technical High School to prepare adult students to successfully meet the needs of local businesses,” Superintendent Davis said. “We appreciate the Baker-Polito Administration’s support of our training programs and of Career Technical Education.”
The Rapid Reemployment Program is designed to help businesses develop a pipeline of workers to meet their skills needs as well as providing better lifetime earnings potential for those whose job prospects have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
“As Massachusetts focuses on economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we think strategically about getting people back to work and increasing our investments in programs that are successfully serving local businesses and people most affected,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The Rapid Reemployment Program can help thousands of people get access to high demand jobs in the Commonwealth through workforce training and building skills to get people hired quickly.”
These grants are funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act).
Greater Lowell Technical High School wishes to thank CVS for its donation of supplies to the Pharmacy Technician program.
For more information or to sign up, visit https://masshirelowellcc.com/