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Glendale Unified Awarded $1.75 Million K12 Strong Workforce Program Grant

 

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Glendale Unified School District


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GUSD Public Information Office
Kristine Nam, Communications Director
(818) 241-3111 x1218

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distribution Date: January 7, 2020 

 

Glendale Unified Awarded $1.75 Million K12 Strong Workforce Program Grant


GLENDALE, CA – The Glendale Unified School District was awarded a 1.75 million-dollar K12 Strong Workforce Program grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The grant will fund a district initiative to develop Online College and Career Academies to provide students the opportunity to gain skills and certifications in high-demand industries.


In 2018, the California legislature introduced the K12 Strong Workforce Program (SWP) as an ongoing statewide funding opportunity designed to support K–12 local education agencies in creating, improving, and expanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The K12 SWP supports collaboration between K–12 schools and community colleges to strengthen CTE programs and pathways aligned with regional workforce needs.


The Glendale Unified College and Career Division was awarded funding to develop innovative Online College and Career Academies for students grade 7-12, in partnership with Glendale Community College (GCC). These online academies will enable students to earn early college credits through dual enrollment with GCC while studying business, including entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, sales, and service. The program will focus on providing innovative pathways for all students, with a specific goal of providing underserved students, including English learners, at-risk youth, and homeless/foster youth, with access to college coursework online as part of their high school curriculum.


For further information, please contact Kristine Nam at (818) 241-3111 x1218 or knam@gusd.net.

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