ArcelorMittal seeks schools for grant program
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.
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ArcelorMittal in Coatesville.
The logo for PrimePay’s 30th anniversary contest.