MALTA – The Malta Business and Professional Association recently presented the proceeds from the eighth annual Taste of Malta to the Ballston Spa Central School District for tech-related learning.
The event was held at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility on Hermes Road. The evening featured a variety of area restaurants who served samples of their best fare to over 200 attendees. As it has for the past six years, the associated donated proceeds to support local educational enrichment programs and initiatives.
This year’s event raised $5,000 for the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the greater Capital Region. The funding will be used to support the district’s Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School, implemented at TEC-SMART in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College and NYSERDA.
The school, now in its third year, offers a program that prepares students for college and careers in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced technologies, including semi-conductor manufacturing. The mission of the program is to develop and support pathways to higher education that lead to careers in STEM fields through rigorous academic programming and a collaborative approach to learning.