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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the addition of two new career and technical education programs for the 2023-2024 school year.
HVAC and Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy aide programs will soon be available to all Triplett Tech students.
The School Board voted to approve the $330,000 of funding needed for the programs at a budget meeting held on April 27th.
Included in the funding is $150,000 for materials and supplies and $180,000 for salaries and benefits of instructors.
Both programs will allow students to start careers immediately in high demand and high paying jobs once they have successfully completed the courses at Triplett Tech.
Shenandoah County Public Schools plans to continue developing CTE programs to expand opportunities for more students to find in-demand jobs upon graduation.
Senator Tim Kaine visited the area this past week making stops in Winchester, Frederick County and Front Royal.
While in Winchester, he visited the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center and spoke on the importance of the future of Career and Technical Education.
He then went to Frederick County’s new water treatment which is under construction.
While in Front Royal, he spent time with the family of the former Front Royal mayor, George Banks.
He visited the family’s home along the newly renamed road in his honor and spoke on his ability to “build bridges” in the community.