The Bucks County Workforce Development Board is getting a monetary injection of $118,200. It is one of 19 Business-Education Partnership grants throughout PA from the state Department of Labor & Industry.

House Commerce Committee Minority Chairman Rep. John Galloway congratulated the BCWDB for receiving the grant.

“Thanks to the board and new CTE investments, businesses and schools are working together and we’re keeping jobs and earners in Bucks County.”

This money will help provide hands-on experience to students and employees in training through internships and mentoring. In a project statement, the BCWDB outlined its goals with the funding.

The Bucks County Workforce Development Board presents the “Career Exploration, Education and Preparation” project which will serve Bucks County School Youth and Bucks County Businesses. The project objectives are to increase career awareness and opportunities for students and educators of career paths in manufacturing, healthcare, and other in-demand industries in Bucks County.

With its office on Veterans Highway in Bristol, the BCWDB works to help create an effective workforce in a ever-changing economy.

“The Business-Education Partnership recognizes and implements the critical function of training workers today for careers of tomorrow, and this BEP grant benefits both businesses and the next generation of our community in developing career skills,” said state Rep. Perry Warren.