PennTAP helps Fayette County Career and Technical Institute acquire $1.5M ARC grant

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $1.5M to Fayette County to construct a Health Sciences Workforce Development Center on the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI) campus. PennTAP’s Associate Director of Programming, Alanna Colvin, served as a consultant for FCCTI throughout the grant application process, facilitating introductions to key regional partners and helping them maintain a structured application procedure. 

JLG completes PennTAP’s inaugural 50001 Ready cohort

Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), an official Department of Energy (DOE) 50001 Ready Partner, offers U.S. based manufacturers the opportunity to participate in a free year-long PA Industrial Energy Readiness (PIER) Program, a DOE 50001 Ready Cohort. The inaugural PIER Program came to a close this year. The next cohort launches in spring 2023 – manufacturers interested in entering the program should submit an entry form or contact their regional PennTAP technical advisor. 

Penn State’s general support funding remains flat for third consecutive year

Penn State’s 2022-23 state funding includes $2.35 million in new funding for Invent Penn State. This funding will help the University to strengthen and grow the LaunchBox and Innovation Hub Network, expand established entrepreneurship training programs with additional staffing and support services, and increase access to the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program to support more businesses.