SCPS awarded $114,000 grant to fund new program

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The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation awarded a $114,167.00 grant to Shenandoah County Public Schools to fund start-up costs for a new Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Aide program at Triplett Tech.

The funds will cover equipment, textbooks, and the first year salary and benefits for the instructor.

The Foundation has been an avid supporter of SCPS health science programs, previously providing grants for a new EMT simulator ambulance, Anatomage Tables, and funding short-term credentials for scholars in phlebotomy.

Todd Lynn, Supervisor of CTE and Workforce Outreach said, “The OT/PT Aide program will allow students to start careers immediately in these high-demand and high-wage fields once they successfully complete the program at Triplett Tech. They can also go on to two-year or four-plus-year secondary programs to earn additional credentials.”

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New CTE programs coming to Triplett Tech

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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.

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