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State task force visits Area Career Center

Posted by wlpo on September 19, 2013

          When local high school students take classes for computer aided drafting, culinary arts and graphic design, they attend the Area Career Center.  And though the building is at LP High School, the career center isn’t funded like the high school. 

          A state task force that’s supposed to research Area Career Centers and recommend to the governor and lawmakers how to fund them visited the Corner Café at the Area Career Center at LP Thursday. 

          They heard from career center Director Mary Stouffer.  She says the center receives 80% of its funding from the high schools that send students there.  One percent of their money comes from federal funding and the rest comes from the state. 

          Stouffer says the materials and software the students need at the Area Career Center are expensive and she appreciates the donations they receive from local companies.

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