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$1 million grant for new Lawrence County electrical trade training center

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NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- According state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, a $1 million grant from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program will fund a state-of-the-art electrical apprenticeship training center for Lawrence County.

"The new facility is going to bring state-of-the-art training to a new generation of electricians, who will benefit from digital media and other high-tech training tools," Sainato said. "The center is going to help ensure that our workers enter the workforce armed with the most marketable skills. In addition to benefiting young workers entering the field, the training center's project is going to create new jobs, which will help stimulate our local economy. It's great news all around."

The grant will help build a state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot electrical apprenticeship training center on a six-acre parcel in Lawrence County. The building's HVAC system will use a geothermal heat pump, and electricity will be generated from a solar array located on the property.

The new center will include outdoor training areas to comply with recent COVID-19 guidelines, a 150-stall parking lot and other site improvements.

The RACP grant – administered by the Office of the Budget – funds regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

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