State Announces Four New Planning Grants to Streamline Education-to-Career Transition

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The state announced the recipients of $1 million in planning grants aimed at streamlining the transition from K-12 schools to college and careers.

The Department of General Services (DGS) has announced that it will award $250,000 each to collaborations in the Bay Area, Central Coast, North San Joaquin and East Sierra regions.

The Regional K-16 Education Collaborations Grant Program is a $250 million program that drives collaboration between local K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and employers . Collaboratives must commit to creating at least two career paths in health, education, business management, engineering, and IT. Every collaboration should focus on closing equity gaps.

“Statewide representation in this collaborative effort will maximize program resources to ensure all regions have the opportunity to improve and streamline efforts to prepare students for meaningful careers and solve problems. equity,” DGS Director Ana Lasso said in a statement.

The regions represent the four remaining areas of the state that did not receive funding in previous funding rounds announced in May and August:

  • The Bay Area K-16 Collaborative includes the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Hayward Unified School District, CSU East Bay and UC Berkeley as partners, in addition to local employers, organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Central Coast K-16 education includes Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Ventura County Community College District, CSU Monterey Bay, and UC Santa Barbara.
  • The Eastern Sierra region aims to connect a large and fragmented region with partners Columbia College, Sonora Union High School District, CSU Stanislaus, and UC Merced.
  • We will do it! is a new collaboration in the northern San Joaquin Valley that brings together UC Merced, Modesto City Schools, San Joaquin Delta College, and CSU Stanislaus.

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