Rozzi announces career technical center’s ‘out of this world’ opportunity

HARRISBURG, March 6 — State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, today announced the Reading Muhlenberg Career Technology Center will be involved with making parts for the international space station.  

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is partnering with the Reading Muhlenberg CTC Shop to machine parts for use by space station astronauts. John Keck, liaison between NASA and the local career and technology center, will visit Reading Muhlenberg CTC at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 to examine students’ progress.

“On the heels of ‘Career and Technology Centers Month’ in Pennsylvania, this event will be a great opportunity for students to see the real-life application of their hard work. I look forward to attending the event and seeing the parts that will soon be orbiting our planet,” Rozzi said. 

Rozzi recently supported H.R. 81 designating February 2015 as “Career and Technical Education Month” in Pennsylvania.

“February may be over, but the opportunities available to students who attend career and technical education centers will last a lifetime. At a time when higher education costs are soaring, I want students to know that career opportunities are available to them that can help lead to happy and successful lives,” Rozzi said.