(HARRISBURG) – The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) will receive a $4 million state grant to help offset costs of building its health science building, according to state Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
“Constructing this building allows CPI to expand the array of educational opportunities the school provides to our local residents,” 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.”
CPI will use the $4 million toward the construction of a new 45,800 square-foot, three-story Health Sciences Building on its campus. The building will have technologically advanced learning environments that are safe, flexible, comfortable, accessible, and environmentally friendly. It will also include a leasable professional suite for use by a health-care partner who would be in a position to offer students valuable clinical experience. This new facility will enable CPI to offer degree programs for Healthcare Management, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Physical Therapy Assistants, Surgical Technicians, and Occupational Therapy Assistants.