Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania is the recipient of a state grant aimed at supporting quality educational opportunities and experiences for K-12 students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The PAsmart Advancing Grants will give Albright College $499,400 for their esports program, “Esports Unleashed: The Arena of Futurity.”
“Our historic investments in education throughout my administration are ensuring a better future for our children and a stronger Pennsylvania,” said Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania. “These PAsmart awards focused on STEM education are particularly valuable in putting commonwealth students on a path to the best jobs of the future.”
The PAsmart Advancing Grants are awarding $20 million in total to 42 recipients in the state. Education Secretary Eric Hagarty said the goal of the grants was to help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow:
“Equitable access to STEM and computer science programs gives students from all walks of life the skills they need to obtain meaningful, family-sustaining careers, and these grants will provide thousands more learners the opportunity to build on their skillset, grow and achieve,” he said.
(All information was provided by The Reading Eagle)