Pitt Technical Academy Expansion Project

Organization:
Pitt Community College
Amount:
$200,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Pitt
Description:

This grant provides funding to Pitt Community College (PCC) to expand its Pitt Technical Academy to add Electrical and Industrial Systems CTE programs to the existing HVAC and Computer Integrated Machining CTE programs. This expansion is in direct response to local employer needs to fill over 600 openings over the next five years. Students will be transported from their home high schools to the college for the first half of each school day to receive CTE training, and back to high school during the second half of the day for general coursework. The program will also connect participants to local apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities. Completers will finish high school with one year of community college credit, significantly reducing the time required to complete their associate degree. With the expansion, the program will recruit from six high schools and serve 100 students. Golden LEAF funds will support a project coordinator who will recruit students and manage all aspects of the program. Funding generated by student enrollment will allow PCC to sustain the position. Pitt County Schools has committed to pay for student transportation.

Contact:
Mr. Steven Mathews PO Box Drawer 7007 1986 Pitt Tech Road Greenville, North Carolina 27835-7007 (252) 493-7750
Areas Served:
Pitt

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