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GISD gets $4M grant for courses centered on jobs - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 24, 2014

GISD gets $4M grant for courses centered on jobs

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:40 am | Updated: 11:29 am, Tue Apr 15, 2014.

GALVESTON — Galveston Independent School District has been awarded a $4 million grant to better prepare high school students for college and the workforce.

The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education created the Youth CareerConnect grant to provide funding for high schools to implement a career-based curriculum to train students for the competitive job market awaiting them after graduation. It focuses prominently on high-demand careers with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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