Mayor Michael A. McCabe and School Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski welcomed Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Education James Peyser to the Westfield Technical Academy on Sept. 27, along with representatives of vocational technical schools across the state. The occasion was the announcement of the latest round of Skills Capital grants.
Addressing the audience at Tiger’s Pride, Czaporowski said the Baker-Polito administration’s Workforce Skills Cabinet established the Skills Capital Grant program in 2015. He said the grants have given the schools upgrades for equipment and intentionally aligned them with regional workforce priorities.