ArcelorMit­tal seeks schools for grant pro­gram

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - BUSINESS -

Schools near Coatesville have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pand their science, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing, and math (STEM) education pro­grams through a grant sup­ported by ArcelorMit­tal, the world­wide steel and min­ing com­pany that has a plant in Chester County’s only city.

ArcelorMit­tal has com­mit­ted $350,000 to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to es­tab­lish new PLTW pro­grams, or sus­tain and ex­pand ex­ist­ing PLTW pro­grams, in mid­dle schools and high schools in the com­pany’s lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. This is the sec­ond year that ArcelorMit­tal has made PLTW grant sup­port pos­si­ble to Coatesville-area schools.

Schools lo­cated within 10 miles of ArcelorMit­tal’s Coatesville fa­cil­ity are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply. The com­pet­i­tive ap­pli­ca­tion process runs through Dec. 15, 2016.

PLTW is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides trans­for­ma­tive learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences for K-12 stu­dents and teach­ers. The or­ga­ni­za­tion of­fers five pro­grams which cre­ate K-12 path­ways in com­puter science, engi­neer­ing, and biomed­i­cal science. Grant funds sup­ported by ArcelorMit­tal are avail­able for the PLTW Gateway (mid­dle school) pro­gram and the PLTW Engi­neer­ing (high school) pro­gram.

“ArcelorMit­tal is pleased to sup­port our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties through Project Lead The Way’s in­no­va­tive STEM pro­gram­ming,” said John Brett, CEO of ArcelorMit­tal USA. “We rec­og­nize the need to ad­e­quately ed­u­cate our young peo­ple and en­cour­age ca­reers in man­u­fac­tur­ing as a step to­ward a sus­tain­able fu­ture for our com­pany, em­ploy­ees, com­mu­ni­ties and our na­tion’s econ­omy.”

ArcelorMit­tal’s com­mit­ment will pro­vide PLTW grants rang­ing from $5,000 to $35,000. Schools with ex­ist­ing pro­grams may re­ceive $5,000 to $10,000 to ex­pand their pro­grams, and schools wish­ing to im­ple­ment a new pro­gram will re­ceive $20,000 to $35,000. Grant funds may be used for pro­gram ex­penses such as an­nual pro­gram fees, teacher pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment, and re­quired class­room equip­ment and ma­te­ri­als.

Schools meet­ing the grant el­i­gi­bil­ity re­quire­ments found on PLTW’s Grant Op­por­tu­ni­ties web­page may ap­ply for grant fund­ing. If awarded fund­ing, schools must im­ple­ment the PLTW pro­gram in the 2017-18 school year. For de­tailed in­for­ma­tion on the PLTW Gateway and PLTW Engi­neer­ing pro­grams, visit pltw.org/our-pro­grams.

PrimePay wins mar­ket­ing award

The MarCom Awards an­nounced win­ners of the 2016 cre­ative com­pe­ti­tion for mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als. An es­ti­mated 6,500 en­tries were re­ceived from through­out the United States, Canada and 17 other coun­tries. West Goshen-based pay­roll and em­ployee man­age­ment so­lu­tions provider PrimePay LLC won Gold in the Games and Con­test cat­e­gory.

“We have a sharp, tal­ented group of peo­ple in our market-

ing depart­ment who be­lieve that team­work and ex­cel­lence are more than just words,” said PrimePay’s CEO Bill Pel­li­cano. “When it came to our 30th an­niver­sary

cel­e­bra­tion, they pulled out all of the stops es­pe­cially with our $30,000 give­away.”

The MarCom Awards rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing achievements by cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als in­volved in all as­pects of pro­duc­ing mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion ma­te­ri­als and pro­grams. En­tries come

from cor­po­rate mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­part­ments, ad­ver­tis­ing agen­cies, PR firms, de­sign shops, pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies and free­lancers.

To cel­e­brate PrimePay’s 30th an­niver­sary, the com­pany cre­ated the #PrimePay30 Give­away as a way of giv­ing back to

the busi­nesses that helped PrimePay make its name. As a re­sult, hun­dreds of PrimePay clients en­tered for a chance to win their share of the $30,000 grand prize.

“The con­cept, copy, de­sign, pro­mo­tions and ex­e­cu­tion cre­ated a sen­sa­tion with our clients and our en­tire or­ga­ni­za­tion,” said Pel­li­cano.

“It is won­der­ful to see the team ac­knowl­edged for their great work.”

Win­ners are se­lected from over 300 cat­e­gories in Print, Web, Video and Strategic Com­mu­ni­ca­tions. A list of Plat­inum and Gold Win­ners can be found on the MarCom Awards web­site at mar­co­mawards.com.

To see the live en­try that was awarded by MarCom, visit PrimePay.com/an­niver­sary.

To have an item listed, email the in­for­ma­tion to busi­ness edi­tor Brian McCul­lough at bm­c­cul­lough@dai­ly­lo­cal.com

DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA FILE PHOTO

ArcelorMit­tal in Coatesville.

The logo for PrimePay’s 30th an­niver­sary con­test.

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