January 06, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces $2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Schools and Local Employers Education, Press Release, Schools That Teach 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 SDAntonia Pantoja Community Charter SchoolArmstrong SDASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter SchoolAvonworth SDBeaver Area SDBlackhawk SDBoyertown Area SDBradford Area SDBucks County IU 22Cambria Heights SDCatasauqua Area SDCentennial SDCentral Cambria SDChester Community CSCocalico SDColumbia Borough SDConewago Valley SDConneaut SDCrawford Central SDCrestwood SDDaniel Boone Area SDDeer Lakes SDElizabethtown Area SDEphrata Area SDErie City SDEugenio Maria De Hostos CSFairview SDFell CSForest Area SDFranklin Regional SDFreedom Area SDFreeport Area SDGovernor Mifflin SDGreater Johnstown SDGreater Nanticoke Area SDHanover Area SDHarbor Creek SDHempfield Area SDHollidaysburg Area SDHopewell Area SDIntermediate Unit 1John B Stetson Charter SchoolJohnsonburg Area SDJuniata County SDLancaster SDLaurel Highlands SDLaurel SDMohawk Area SDMontrose Area SDMoshannon ValleyNew Castle Area SDNorth Clarion County SDNortheastern York SDNorthern Lehigh SDNorthwest Area SDOlney Charter High SchoolOswayo Valley SDOtto-Eldred SDPalisades SDPenn Cambria SDPenncrest SDPerseus House CS of ExcellencePittston Area SDPropel CS-HomesteadPurchase Line SDRedbank Valley SDRidgway Area SDRinggold SDRiverside Beaver County SDRiverview IU 6Riverview SDSaint Marys Area SDSalisbury Township SDSchuylkill IU 29Seneca Valley SDSharon City SDSouthern Huntingdon County SDSpring Cove SDTrinity Area SDTunkhannock Area SDTwin Valley SDUnion City Area SDUnion SDUnited SDValley Grove SDWallenpaupack Area SDWaynesboro Area SDWest Middlesex Area SDWest Mifflin Area SDWestern Beaver County SDWestmoreland IU 7The 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.