Butte College receives $5.8 million grant

Jun 30, 2014 11:44 AM

A new grant awarded to Butte College is aimed at keeping students in local, high-demand jobs within Butte and Glenn Counties.

The $5.8 million Career Pathways Grant from the California Department of Education will help students stay in School and move toward college and employment in high-demand fields in Butte and Glenn County.

"The grant integrates academic and career-focused curriculum and experiences and will build or expand 34 career pathways in 17 partner secondary schools in Butte and Glenn counties. The grant will serve over 2,500 students annually over the next five years," said Kimberly Perry, President/Superintendent, Butte College.

State officials received 123 eligible applications containing about $709 million in requested grants, nearly triple the $250 million in available funding resulting in 39 grants awarded statewide. Applicants included community college districts, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, and school districts.


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