Local and state leaders gathered at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology earlier this month to discuss the vital role of career and technical education in supporting Pennsylvania’s economic development, and the need for more funding from the state to support those programs.

CPI was an appropriate place for PA Schools Work, a nonpartisan statewide movement working to make sure public schools are fully and fairly funded, to hold the press conference together with Jennifer Myers, vice president of economic development for the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and Dr. Richard C. Makin, CPI president. State Reps. Rich Irvin, R-Spruce Creek Township, and Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, were on hand, along with representatives from the office of state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and Kari King, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. The group was joined by a contingent of CPI students.

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