Several Missouri career and technical education centers are receiving grants of up to $400,000 according to Governor Mike Parson.
In the announcement today (Tuesday), the grant funds must be used to enhance or extend area career centers’ capacities to increase students’ knowledge and skills needed to gain employment in current or emerging fields, continue their education, or re-train for new business or industry opportunities.
Career centers were required to submit an application and match 25 percent of the grant award.
Five central and northeast Missouri career centers were recipients with four of them receiving $400,000.
Those four are Boonslick Technical Education Center in Boonville, Columbia Area Career Center, Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City, and Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia.
Davis H. Hart Career Center in Mexico received $234,000.
Funding for the grants came from the American Rescue Plan Act and was included in Governor Parson’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposed to the General Assembly.