by Jessica Stanley/ WWLP
Thousands of students in Springfield could find it easier to land a job thanks to a generous federal grant.
On Friday, Senator John Kerry and Congressman Richard Neal announced that the city's technical schools will each be getting a portion of a $12,000,000.00 grant.
The cash will help minority students by strengthening their knowledge and confidence in core academic subjects, and teach them vocational skills they can use to get a job.
The money is going to Springfield Central High School, Springfield High School of Science and Technology, Van Sickle Middle School and STEM Middle Academy.
An estimated 4,600 students will benefit from the program.