CCAP Receives Grant for New Equipment

CCAP Receives Grant for New Equipment
Posted on 05/16/2022





State Superintendent Announces $600,000 in Grants to Upgrade CTE Equipment

 

RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow today announced the awarding of $600,000 in competitive grants to 16 school divisions to upgrade equipment for career and technical education programs in schools and technical centers. Each division will receive $37,500 to purchase new equipment and make other improvements to enhance student learning.

“Technological change is a constant that impacts every career field, from agriculture to health sciences,” Balow said. “These grants will help Virginia’s career and technical education programs keep up and provide the up-to-date equipment and technology students need to prepare for the career opportunities of today and tomorrow.”

The awards, by school division, are as follows:

  • Alexandria — Governor’s Health Sciences Academy at Alexandria City High (adult full-body and geriatric simulators, auscultation and ventilation clinical skills trainers).
  • Campbell County — Altavista Combined School, Brookville Middle, Rustburg Middle and William Campbell Combined School (augmented reality welding system).
  • Charlottesville — Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center (emergency care manikin skills simulator).
  • Chesapeake — Governor’s STEM Academy at Grassfield High (computer numerical control router, 3D printer, cloud whiteboard and virtual reality equipment).
  • Giles County — Giles County Technology Center (automotive four-post alignment rack and lift with fully integrated alignment system).
  • Hanover County — Health Science Specialty Center at Hanover High (ambulance simulator).
  • Henrico County — Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage High (digital multimedia press and wide format printer).
  • Henry County — Career Academy (nylon carbon fiber 3D printer).
  • Lunenburg County — Central High (aquaculture fish farm).
  • Mecklenburg County — Mecklenburg County High (high tunnel farming and hydroponics system).
  • Montgomery County — Governor’s STEM Academy (robotic arm, production conveyor belt, carbon fiber 3D printer and plasma cutting table).
  • Northumberland County — Northumberland High (hexacopter and quadcopter drone devices).
  • Prince William County — Woodbridge Senior High (computer numerical control machine with virtual reality milling).
  • Stafford County — North Stafford High (graphic imaging digital printer and external color print server).
  • Suffolk — The College and Career Academy at Pruden (front-end loader, excavator and motor grader heavy equipment simulator).
  • Wise County — Wise County Career and Technical Center (criminal justice use of force training simulator).

The General Assembly established the CTE equipment grant program in 2016, and the Virginia Department of Education awarded the first grants to schools and technical centers in 2017. Since then, the program has provided $3.6 million to help school divisions update equipment and enhance learning and experiences for career and technical education students.

# # #