State Superintendent of Public Instruction TomTorlakson says the legislature created the California Career Pathways Trust last summer. It’s intended to pay for programs that provide hands-on training to deserving high school and community college students.
“We want employers to provide these internships and mentorships to be able to go into the real world of work and see what is actually required and what the jobs are,” says Torlakson. “There’s so many new jobs being created.”
School officials say industries like biotech, healthcare and aerospace have complained about a lack of qualified workers. The officials say Pathways Trust grants could be used to prepare part of that future workforce.
Funds from the first of about 40 three-year grants will begin distribution in June. Among other conditions, grant proposals must include a five-year budget plan.
A new study says students at California’s Community Colleges are achieving many of their academic goals. But Community College officials say they’ll be recovering from the drastic cuts during the Great Recession for years to come.
Undocumented California State University and University of California students, who can’t get federal or private loans, would be eligible for a state loan program to be established under a new bill in the legislature.
Advocates say more work needs to be done to ensure that kids are not suspended or expelled from school because of minor infractions.
A bill that would more than double the number of competitive Cal Grant awards each year has passed a California Assembly Committee.
Math can be a tough subject in school, but some Stockton students are finding that video games can help them learn.