CARTHAGE, Mo. – The Carthage Technical Center was recently awarded a $400,000 Missouri Area Career Center Opportunity Grant.
And school leaders are looking at options to add an early childhood careers program.
They say there is a great need for more childcare in the community and hope the development of the course will help address the need.
“This will hopefully help generate interest in a workforce focused on early childhood. And so we’re looking to do some focused things with the district’s early childhood center to leverage those funds,” said Dr. Gage Tiller, CTC Director.
The money can also be used for some existing programs that need technical upgrades.
Other local technical education centers that received grant money were those in Nevada, Monett, Lamar, Franklin Tech in Joplin and the technology center at Crowder College.