FOUNDATION FOR POTTSTOWN EDUCATION RECEIVES $77,000 JUSTAMERE FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTING CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The Foundation for Pottstown Education recently received a $77,000 grant from the Justamere Foundation which will provide equipment for Pottstown High School’s Career and Technical Education programs.  The funding will provide new equipment for the Healthcare Technology, Automotive Technology and Construction Technology programs.

Through this grant the Healthcare Technology now has a Sectra Visualization Table. The Sectra Visualization Table is a large, multi-touch medical display with software that facilitates interaction with 3D images of the human body created by modern computer tomography or magnetic resonance cameras. Students are able to intuitively zoom in, rotate or cut into the visualized body without using a scalpel or destroying the subject. This means that the same image can be used repeatedly, and the students are able to study the impact of various illnesses on the anatomy in a manner that was not possible in teaching in the past.

The Healthcare Technology courses also added two hospital beds with funding from the grant.

The Automotive Technology and Construction Technology programs now have access to an industrial air compressor thanks to the Justamere Foundation.  This will replace an outdated, disruptively loud compressor system utilized by the Automotive and Construction Technology program areas. Equipment purchases include a Chicago Pneumatic Rotary Screw Compressor with 6000 hour service kit, rotary plus 5 gallon pail, oil analysis kit, non-cycling refrigerated air dryer, inline general purpose filter assembly, and inline coalescing filter assembly.

The Pottstown High School Career and Technical Education program serves 540 students per year in 9 areas.  Besides the three mentioned, students can enroll in classes for Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing.

The Foundation for Pottstown Education is pleased to partner with the Justamere Foundation to provide this grant to the students of the Pottstown School District.  “We are pleased to partner with organizations like the Foundation for Pottstown Education as they help us connect with the true needs of the community and maximize our impact.” Stated Lori Cushman, President of the Justamere Foundation.

The Justamere Foundation is dedicated to working with our community partners to find innovative ways to help our neighbors through education, coaching, and connections.  Its Mission is to impact generational poverty through grants for career education and supporting programs.  Funding this project truly fits the Mission of the Justamere Foundation.

The current and future students in these programs will benefit greatly from the generosity of this gift.

About FPE:  The mission of the Foundation for Pottstown Education is to raise funds for and support life-changing educational opportunities for the students and teachers in the Pottstown School District promoting the enhancement of our communityVisit www.foundationpottstowned.org for more information about the Foundation for Pottstown Education.  You can also follow FPE on Facebook and Twitter.

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