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Governor Wolf Announces $2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Schools and Local Employers


Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today announced $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants have been awarded to 92 local education agencies (LEA) to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. Each LEA will receive a $25,000 Targeted Grant through the Department of Education (PDE).

“It’s critical that we connect our schools to local businesses so we can prepare students with the skills they need for in-demand jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “By connecting directly with employers, teachers can learn first-hand about the skills and industry trends that will enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness.”

Building on the success of the program, the governor proposed to double Teacher in the Workforce grant funding to $5 million, which he signed into law in June. Grants are available through PDE and the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I). The L&I grants will be announced soon.

“Local business leaders know what skills are needed for their employees to be successful in the workplace, so they can provide valuable insight to school administrators and teachers,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “The Teacher in the Workplace program enables educators to participate in real-world, employer-based experiences that they can use to inform classroom instruction and prepare students for career, college and community success.”

Award recipients include:

Abington SDLaurel Highlands SD
Antonia Pantoja Community Charter SchoolLaurel SD
Armstrong SDMohawk Area SD
ASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter SchoolMontrose Area SD
Avonworth SDMoshannon Valley
Beaver Area SDNew Castle Area SD
Blackhawk SDNorth Clarion County SD
Boyertown Area SDNortheastern York SD
Bradford Area SDNorthern Lehigh SD
Bucks County IU 22Northwest Area SD
Cambria Heights SDOlney Charter High School
Catasauqua Area SDOswayo Valley SD
Centennial SDOtto-Eldred SD
Central Cambria SDPalisades SD
Chester Community CSPenn Cambria SD
Cocalico SDPenncrest SD
Columbia Borough SDPerseus House CS of Excellence
Conewago Valley SDPittston Area SD
Conneaut SDPropel CS-Homestead
Crawford Central SDPurchase Line SD
Crestwood SDRedbank Valley SD
Daniel Boone Area SDRidgway Area SD
Deer Lakes SDRinggold SD
Elizabethtown Area SDRiverside Beaver County SD
Ephrata Area SDRiverview IU 6
Erie City SDRiverview SD
Eugenio Maria De Hostos CSSaint Marys Area SD
Fairview SDSalisbury Township SD
Fell CSSchuylkill IU 29
Forest Area SDSeneca Valley SD
Franklin Regional SDSharon City SD
Freedom Area SDSouthern Huntingdon County SD
Freeport Area SDSpring Cove SD
Governor Mifflin SDTrinity Area SD
Greater Johnstown SDTunkhannock Area SD
Greater Nanticoke Area SDTwin Valley SD
Hanover Area SDUnion City Area SD
Harbor Creek SDUnion SD
Hempfield Area SDUnited SD
Hollidaysburg Area SDValley Grove SD
Hopewell Area SDWallenpaupack Area SD
Intermediate Unit 1
Waynesboro Area SD
John B Stetson Charter SchoolWest Middlesex Area SD
Johnsonburg Area SDWest Mifflin Area SD
Juniata County SDWestern Beaver County SD
Lancaster SDWestmoreland IU 7

The Teacher in the Workforce grants from PDE are funded through federal money made available through Title II, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act and from L&I through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act. Eligible applicants include local education entities, businesses and chambers of commerce, labor organizations, postsecondary institutions, community-based organizations, public libraries, trade associations, and economic development entities.

MEDIA CONTACT: J.J. Abbott, Governor's Office, 717-783-1116

Eric Levis, 717-783-9802, or

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