(HARRISBURG) – The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) will receive a $1.125 million state grant to expand its training facilities, according to state Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
“Enlarging the facilities in such a significant way allows HCCTC to significantly expand its programming in order to enhance their education and training,” Senator Corman said. “It’s an investment in our community and will meet the local demand for high-quality education close to home.”
Senator Corman said the money comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP) that is designed to assist in the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.
“Career and technical education is the cornerstone to allowing our neighbors to not only get a family-sustaining job but maintain that employment into the future,” Senator Corman said. “Investments in education create jobs and improve the local economy. It’s a win-win for our community.”
HCCTC’s $1.125 million will be used to expand the training facilities. Funds will be used toward a construction project consisting of two pre-engineered steel buildings. They would include a 12,500-square foot building located opposite the access drive to the center to be used as instructional space for collision and auto body repair, automotive mechanics and welding programs. A 7,500-square foot instructional space also would be located immediately adjacent to the existing center to be used for modular building instruction and construction. Both structures will have open floor plans to allow for greater flexibility and the addition of future programs. Associated improvements will include storm water and paving features and energy efficient lighting and control systems.