Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray stopped in at the South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover Thursday night, for a tour of the school and to announce a new state grant for voc – tech schools.
Murray toured the classrooms at SSVT – all part of his whirlwind tour of the 60 voc-tech schools in Massachusetts.
He announced that a new, one million dollar a year state grant is available to help voc-tech schools upgrade their classroom equipment.
“In order to be able to keep that equipment current, we have announced a 5 year, million dollar a year grant, for all the vocational-technical schools and programs to apply for,” Murray said.
However the school districts will need to come up with some of the money, since the grant is a competitive, matching grant.
“The idea is to create a match to take some of the pressure of cities and towns, so that if local school districts such as the south shore can either come up with money from the districts or the private sector partners, the state will match that dollar for dollar,” Murray explained.
Applications for the grant are due in April.