Jan. 21, 2020

SOUTH FAYETTE — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced South Fayette Township and Trinity Area school districts have been awarded $35,000 each in PAsmart Targeted grants.

The grant program helps schools introduce and expand computer science programming and provides educators from pre-K through high school with training to teach computer science. A total of 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units across the Commonwealth received funding.

“We have heard from employers that there is a gap in training for some high-skilled positions,” Ortitay said. “I commend South Fayette and Trinity for their commitment to preparing students for employment after graduation. This program was funded as part of the state budget I supported last June.”

The grants represent one component of the PAsmart initiative, which will provide $20 million to bring high-quality computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in elementary, middle, and high schools and professional development for teachers.

The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.

Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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