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Obama Administration Announces Youth CareerConnect Grant Winners


April 8, 2014


Obama Administration Announces Youth CareerConnect Grant Winners 

The Obama Administration announced Monday the 24 winners of the Youth CareerConnect grant initiative. Part of President Obama’s year of action, the competition was designed as collaboration between the Departments of Education and Labor to improve high schools and better equip students with the relevant skills and experience they need to be prepared for college and careers.

The 24 awards total $107 million, and were awarded to local education agencies, higher education institutions, workforce investment boards, and employers to integrate real-world experience with classroom learning. The President briefly outlined his support for the program in a speech at Bladensburg High School in Prince George’s County, MD, a grant winner, “The idea behind this competition is how do we start making high school, in particular, more interesting, more exciting, more relevant to young people.”

Among the programs praised by the President at the school include those focused on awarding college credit for CTE work, career counseling, industry certifications, and paid work experience for students through companies such as Lockheed Martin. Many of these program elements are well established as key components of high-quality CTE programs. The fact that approximately 275 grant applications were submitted and only 24 funded points to the huge unmet fiscal need within CTE.                                                                   

To see a full list of Youth CareerConnect Award winners, please see the Department of Labor’s website.

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