Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Foundation, Leadership Lancaster and all 17 school districts in Lancaster County will receive grants from a nearly $1 million fund administered by the Lancaster County Community Foundation.
The Truist Economic Growth Fund is designed to fund schools and leadership organizations to support job-seekers, students and emerging leaders across the community.
The fund will be distributed as follows:
• The Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Foundation will receive a Workforce Talent Transportation grant of $300,000.
The grant will support tuition assistance and purchase of technology and equipment for the Career and Technology Center's adult Commercial Drivers License and Heavy Equipment Operator programs, according to LCCTC.
The supported programs address the need for highly skilled employees in the transportation industry.
• The 17 school districts’ education foundations will receive a total of $425,000.
Each foundation will receive $25,000 to support science, technology, engineering and math-related programming and supplies for K-12 learning.
Recipients include the following school districts: Cocalico, Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Donegal, Eastern Lancaster County, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, Hempfield, Lampeter-Strasburg, School District of Lancaster, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Octorara, Penn Manor, Pequea Valley, Solanco, and Warwick.
• Leadership Lancaster will receive $250,000 to establish an endowment that will ensure underrepresented populations — especially racial minorities — will have access to leadership training. The funds will also provide resources specifically designed to support local pilot programs and training approaches.
Truist Financial Corp. is a community-driven financial services company that resulted from the 2019 merger of BB&T and SunTrust banks.