Bellingham High School Receives $150,000 in Skills Capital Grants
On December 13th, 2022, State Representative Michael Soter (R-Bellingham) announced that Bellingham High School will receive $150,000 in funding from the recent Skills Capital Grant Program. This funding will go to Bellingham High School’s Innovation Pathway Manufacturing Program and Innovation Pathway Healthcare and Social Assistance Program. Skills Capital Grants are competitive grants awarded to educational institutions across the Commonwealth to update equipment and expand student enrollment in programs that provide career education.
“We are excited to receive these funds through the Skills Capital Grants program to support our initiative of Innovative Pathways. This will allow us to continue to create possibilities for students to participate in a pathway that will lead to a career. We are thankful to our State Representative, Mr. Michael Soter, for his continued support in providing the best educational opportunities for the students in Bellingham.,” said Peter Marano Ed.D., Superintendent of Bellingham Public Schools
“The Innovative Pathways Program is vital to the success of future generations. I am excited to see how these grant funds will help students in Bellingham to achieve their dreams. I applaud Bellingham for doing everything to make sure that students can achieve these dreams.,” commented Rep. Soter
Per the state website, since 2015, with these awards, the Workforce Skills Cabinet Skills Capital Grant Program has provided over 500 grants totaling more than $200 million. The Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet (WSC) was created by an Executive Order of Governor Charlie Baker on February 26, 2015. The Cabinet aligns the Executive Offices of Education, Labor and Workforce Development, and Housing and Economic Development toward a comprehensive economic growth agenda. The Cabinet is charged with creating and implementing a strategy to ensure that individuals can develop and continuously improve their skills and knowledge to meet the varying hiring needs of employers in the Commonwealth.