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Career & Technology Center receives $94,000 state grant to boost workforce training for manufacturing

Gov. Tom Wolf tours the Lancaster County Career and Technical Center in Mount Joy on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Source:

Gov. Tom Wolf visited the Lancaster County Career & Technical Center on Thursday to announce a $94,000 grant for the center’s “Project SPARK,” an initiative to train people for jobs in the manufacturing industry.

The funding comes through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program, or MTTC, an initiative that works with local manufacturers to bolster workforce capacity.

Project SPARK was created in 2018 with a $92,000 MTTC grant. At that time, it focused primarily on recent high school graduates who had not settled on a career. The new funding will allow Project SPARK to expand its training, assisting roughly 150 unemployed adults and new hires who lack critical skills.

“Providing a strong pipeline of talent to the manufacturing industry is vital for its continued success in Pennsylvania,” Wolf said.