The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has been awarded a $14.2 million grant to expand career-based education to over 2,700 at-risk students in the East Bay through the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT).
With the grant, ACOE will lead a new career pathways program reaching youth previously un-served by the CCPT program enrolled in 18 Continuation, Community and Court schools across Alameda and Contra Costa County.
The program, the largest of its kind in the nation, funds K-14 programs that blend academic and career technical education, as well as connect employers with schools and train students for jobs in high-demand fields.
In this program, ACOE will partner with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, eight Alameda and Contra Costa County school districts, and nine community colleges.
“Through this program, we are paving new pathways to college and career for students most in need of access to real-world career opportunities,” said Alameda County Superintendent L. Karen Monroe. “We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to creating the building blocks to support the continued success of alternative education students across the East Bay.”
ACOE’s program will provide high-skill, high-demand pathways to college and career in the following areas: Education, Child Development & Family Services; Public Service: Law; Building and Constructions Trades (including Energy); and Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation.