COLUMBUS – State Rep. Sean Brennan (D-Parma) today announced that the Parma City Schools has been awarded more than $4 million for the Career Technical Construction Program grant courtesy the State of Ohio. The Ohio schools selected for the grants were awarded nearly $200 million in total to help expand career technical educational and training facilities to serve more students.
“One of the gems of the Parma City Schools is their career tech program. Program director Kristen Plageman and her team have put together a top-notch program that leads to students leaving high school with the skills necessary to immediately enter the job market. In fact, they have received very high marks in every category of the state report card. These funds will go a long way in making their program even stronger. I could not be prouder!” said Rep. Brennan.
59 schools throughout the state applied for funding with 35 being selected in a competitive selection process. The Parma City School District will use the funds to expand their auto collision and carpentry programs. It will provide the students with state-of-the-art facilities in which to learn and hone their skills. Parma City Schools offer a robust catalog of career technical education choices for students, including culinary arts, cosmetology, medical professions, carpentry, auto collision, business/computer skills, digital media creative arts, biotechnology, networking/advanced computers, dental technologies, medical professions, cooperative marketing management, and engineering.