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California Accepting Grant Applications for $250 Million Educational Fund

Ryan Utt / Wikimedia
 

Ryan Utt / Wikimedia

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. 

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