Waltham High School receives Skills Capital Grant Program Grant

Gov. Baker announced $9.7 million in grants from the Skills Capital Grant Program to 47 educational organizations across the state to update equipment and expand student enrollment in programs that provide career education. Waltham High School will receive $152,871 to purchase industry-standard health care equipment to support students enrolled in the newly launched Healthcare Assistant Program to gain Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) industry recognized credential.

The Skills Capital Grant Program was originally launched in 2015 with the goal of replacing outdated equipment and technology, mainly at vocational technical high schools and community colleges. Since then, the program has evolved into a crucial component of local workforce training efforts by expanding the number of young people and adults trained and experienced with the newest technologies used by local employers. Approximately 40,000 students across the Commonwealth have directly benefitted from these grants.