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GILA eyes grant for small engines and welding classes

By ALFRED OMNIK, staff writer

A grant for GILA to purchase new equipment for the small engines program and also for the welding program and help support the CTE classes has been requested by principal John Riddle.

The school is asking for $29,600 and the district will be contributing $25,056 with a total of $54,656, said Mr. Riddle.

The grant will provide travel for people from AVTEC to come here and talk to students about job opportunities in that profession. The grant will also support the teachers to travel to AVTECT to see what they can do to prepare our GILA students for their school.

The grant will help is asking the Department of Labor and the Alaska Workforce Investment Board for a grant to help support the GILA’s CTE classes. The grant will be a part of Project Post-Secondary Articulation Automotive Construction Trades(PAACT), said Mr. Riddle.