New Erie Center for Arts & Technology Aims to Help Young People and Adults
A new program was unveiled today to help disadvantaged young people and adults in our area.
The Erie Center for Arts & Technology has a board of directors in place.
Now it is looking for an executive director and a location.
The center, based on the Manchester Bidwell Corporation in Pittsburgh, will offer at no cost, job training and programs in the visual arts.
The job training will focus on a medical assistant program.
Organizers say Erie is the perfect spot for the new center.
Founder of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation Bill Strickland said, "You have problems with employment. There are a lot of unemployed people. there are a lot of children who are struggling academically in the school system. We think we can help address the problem."
The program will be paid for by a combination of grants and donations.