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Keystone receives ARC Workforce Outreach Grant

Nov 4, 2021

Keystone College has received a $100,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support its ongoing programs in technology-related education for local students.

The grant provides funding to align undergraduate computer science and information technology programs with the specific needs of employers in Northeastern Pennsylvania and provide opportunities for students in six counties to interact with technology businesses to create possible career opportunities.

The initiative, “The Keystone Workforce: Today’s Undergraduates in Tomorrow’s Technology Careers” will serve students who reside in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. The students will also have the opportunity to obtain professional certificates in specific high-demand computer coding programs, 3-D printing, and other similar areas.

“We are delighted and honored to receive funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission,” said Keystone College President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D.

“In recent years, we have made great strides in helping local students obtain relevant education and recognized credentials that can translate into new career pathways here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This ARC grant helps us build on the great progress we have already made.”

Keystone College President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D.

ARC is a federal-state partnership that supports economic development opportunities and improved quality of life for residents of states in the Appalachian region, including Pennsylvania.

With the lowest tuition of any private college in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, natural science, environmental science, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.

Photo: Keystone officials receive grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. From left, Advancement Specialist Sue Musheno; Community Partnership Program Specialist Carolyn Crowley; President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D.; Vice President of Institutional Advancement Fran Langan, Ed.D.; Director of Sponsored Programs and Grants Christine Tocki Mulvey