Distance Learning

California Districts Adopt Digital Curriculum To Beef up Career and Technical Ed

California's North Coast Region School Districts are adopting digital courses focused on agricultural science at 16 area high schools and two community colleges in an effort to help students  explore career interests and aspirations.

Using funds provided by the state's Career Pathways Trust Program, the districts decided to adopt iCEV's agriscience pathways. Additionally, the grant funds, totaling $4.65 million, "will strengthen and modernize the agriculture science curriculum while formalizing partnerships to offer job shadow and summer job opportunities to expand on what they learn in the classroom," according to a news release.

"Our students will directly benefit from this grant with the chance to learn from the iCEV platform as they continue to seek real-world experiences and become college and career ready," said Sandy Dale, agriculture program specialist for the North Coast Agriculture Partners Consortium, in a prepared statement. "This is a great opportunity to help our students advance their aspirations by working with a modern curriculum while earning college credit."

"The allocation of grant money to the North Coast Region of California will further strengthen the curriculum and resources being provided to students as they pursue their desired career path," said Dusty Moore, iCEV president, in a news release. "iCEV will continue to aid and prepare students to enter today's highly trained workforce, and we're pleased we can play a part in helping them succeed."

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