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Workforce training seen as a key to maximizing $63 million grant to boost region's robotics, AI industries

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (left) and U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb look on as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs Craig Buerstatte speaks during a roundtable discussion at the Westmoreland Advanced Technology Center on Monday<ins>, Oct. 17, 2022</ins>. Buerstatte made the visit to celebrate the $62.7 million American Rescue Plan grant to fund robotics and artificial intelligence training opportunities in rural and coal-impacted communities in the region.

While Southwestern Pennsylvania’s robotics industry has the potential to grow with a targeted federal grant of almost $63 million, officials Monday stressed the need for a skilled workforce to make that potential for growth a reality.


Source: The Tribune-Review

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