2019 Grant Fund Challenge

SUN Tech Foundation Receives A $3000 Match Challenge for Area

Students and Seeks Assistance

 

February is Career and Technical Education Month and the SUN Area Career & Technical Education Foundation was recently challenged to match a $3000 donation from generous donors to kick off a $3000 Challenge Fund Campaign to support technical education awareness, training and development our future workforce!

 

The Foundation, located in New Berlin, is committed to area students and their technical education skills.  Students are learning valuable skills, obtaining industry credentials, and earning college credits.  The primary goal of the Foundation is to support students who lack the funds to purchase the necessary uniforms, tools, or certification tests needed to complete a training program and obtain entry into the workforce.  Funds are also used to support the PC Now program which allows all eligible students at SUN Tech to earn Penn College credits while attending the school at no charge.  Students can earn as many as 16 credits in their career field.

 

Most notable the SUN Tech Foundation supports a Summer Career Camp for students entering 7th through 9th grade from the surrounding School Districts.  This camp provides students an opportunity to explore careers in a variety of the programs offered at SUN Tech during a four-day hands-on camp with the primary goal to expose students to the technical trades.

 

The Foundation is attempting to raise funds for a direct match donation of $3000 from alumni, friends, and community businesses.  All donations received by the Foundation are tax deductible and 100% of all funds are used to support student needs. Thanks to Merchants’ Credit Processing Service of Central PA (MCPS), a credit card processing company, and its President Art Lieberman, it is possible to pay using credit or debit cards on the special website link donated by Reich Web Consulting.  The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and SUN Tech is an approved Earned Income Tax Credit recipient.  More information about the Challenge Fund or the SUN Area Career & Technical Education Foundation initiatives and fundraisers can be found at www.sun-tech.org or by calling 570-966-1031.