Lawmakers Announce Schuylkill Technology Center to Receive State Grant for Nearly $8,500

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined his Schuylkill County legislative colleagues in announcing this week that the Schuylkill Technology Center was selected to receive $8,489 through a grant funded by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).

“I’m very pleased to learn that the Schuylkill Technology Center was chosen as a recipient of this competitive state grant,” Tobash said. “My understanding is that it will allow the students to use and apply some of the skills necessary to create newspaper ads, banners and other promotional items featuring language urging fellow students and members of the general public to not consume alcohol under the age of 21.”

“The grant funded by the Liquor Control Board will allow concerned local youth to communicate with their peers about the dangers of underage drinking,” Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) said. “I applaud the students for their passion and leadership to take a stand against underage drinking.”

The PLCB funds grants to community partners throughout the state that work to reduce underage and dangerous drinking. Throughout the 2015-17 grant cycle, 103 applications were received, and $2,274,291 is being awarded to 65 entities across the state.

“I am glad that the Schuylkill Technology Center will receive funding through the Liquor Control Board for this worthwhile project,” Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) said. “The kids will be learning a skill while promoting a great message for their fellow students, so it’s really a win-win.”

“I congratulate the Schuylkill Technology Center for receiving this grant and applaud its leadership on this issue,” Rep. Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill) said.

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