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Grand Forks Public Schools Awarded Career and Technical Education Grant

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

November 21, 2019

Grand Forks Public Schools Awarded Career and Technical Education Grant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools has been awarded an $8,000 competitive grant from the North Dakota Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department to assist in funding non-traditional career activities for students in grades 7-12.

Non-traditional careers are defined as one gender comprising less than 25 percent of the workforce. Within Grand Forks Public Schools, several CTE classes are offered that are considered non-traditional courses.

The grant will help fund a number of opportunities throughout the school system, including support of the “Girls Who Code” clubs at the middle and high school level, career exploration opportunities for middle and high school students, providing a Trades and Industry summer camp for girls, and the development of educational materials. 

“The central goal behind all of these opportunities is to help encourage students to choose a career path based on interest, not on their gender,” said Eric Ripley, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education. “The activities supported by the grant are designed around career awareness and retention strategies.”

The grant was written by Ripley.

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