Indiana County Awarded $750,000 State Grant

Indiana County was today (August 24) awarded a $750,000 state grant to facilitate Westmoreland County Community College’s (WCCC) proposed move to a new, expanded facility in White Township, according to Senator Don White and Representatives Dave Reed and Jeff Pyle.

The latest grant brings the state’s commitment to the project to about $4.75 million.

Under the project, WCCC will relocate from its current facility on Airport Road to a new building — owned by the Indiana County Development Corporation — that will be attached to the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) on Hamill Road. 

“This project will provide students throughout Indiana County with new educational opportunities and help develop the skilled workforce that is so desperately needed throughout our region,” said Senator White.  “This funding will allow the project to quickly move forward at no direct cost to ICTC, the Indiana County School Districts that send students there, and ultimately local taxpayers.”

“We are working with WCCC in pursuing this exciting education opportunity and this additional state funding brings us a lot closer to making the project a reality,” said Representative Reed.  “There will be much more information to share in the coming weeks as the project quickly develops.”

The new 29,000 square-foot building would allow for programming and operational partnerships between the WCCC and ICTC.  It will also provide space for the potential location of the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center.

“Vocational training’s importance in today’s America is very high,” said Representative Pyle.  “I’m so glad ICTC’s grant will allow more citizens to gain valuable job skills.”

Contact: Joe Pittman