Craven County Schools awarded $520,000 to expand technical training

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - More than half a million dollars in grant money is headed to a school district here in the east.

Craven County Schools was recently awarded $520,000 through the Golden Leaf Foundation.

This grant funding will allow Career and Technical Education the ability to expand courses within the Advanced Manufacturing program with mechatronics and welding that replicate employer environments.

The courses being implemented will give students the opportunity to learn those higher level skill sets as well as earn industry recognized credentials.

After completing courses, students will have the opportunity to continue their education through the Advanced Manufacturing program at Craven Community College, apply for future apprenticeship opportunities in the region, and/or enter into the workforce.