The Center for Advanced Research and Technology in Clovis is getting a $100,000 grant through Grundfos Pumps Corp., which operates a pipe-manufacturing plant in Fresno.
CART earned the grant in a competitive program offered through the charitable arm of the Denmark-based company.
A check will be presented tonight during a CART board meeting.
The grant will help CART pay for its water and environmental technology programs and add equipment, said Devin Blizzard, CART's chief executive officer.
"Engineering a sustainable and reliable Central Valley depends upon our collective investment in future engineers," he said.
Grundfos has the longest corporate connection of any local company with CART.
In 1997, Clovis Unified bought the old Grundfos plant on Clovis Avenue, south of Santa Ana Avenue. Two months later, Clovis Unified and Fresno Unified agreed to build the technology high school to serve students in both districts.
Heins Kart Pedersen, president of Grundfos Pumps in Fresno, said CART has earned his company's support because of its project-based programs.
"We want to provide top-notch equipment for our students to work with," he said. "It's a different type of education, and we support that."
The company has a water technology program at its Fresno plant because food production is such a significant industry, and among its 300 local employees are CART graduates, he said.
Today, 1,400 students attend CART, about evenly split between the Fresno and Clovis unified school districts.