William S. Hart Union High School District officials announced Friday they received nearly $3 million in grants from the state.
The district was awarded $1.3 million in ongoing Career Technical Education funding, and an additional $1.6 million from a one-time grant, according to a district press release.
“It means ongoing sustainability of pathway programs at the Hart District into perpetuity,” said Mariane Doyle, director of career technical and adult education. “The Hart District has graciously supported CTE out of the general fund. These dollars from the state match the district’s investment.”
The funding for CTE programs will go to support junior high and high school students, about 80 percent of whom participate in one of the 76 high school career pathway programs and 26 junior high exploratory programs across district schools, according to officials.
The $1.6 million one-time grant is from the Strong Workforce Program funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and the grant is slated to go to supporting the Santa Clarita Valley Career Technical Education Consortium, according to the press release. The consortium allows for collaborative work between local education partners that include the Hart District, College of the Canyons, Castaic Middle School, iLEAD Charter School and Mission View Charter School.
“Collaboration is key to developing and sustaining career education programs that lead to post-secondary training, education and careers,” Doyle said. “This grant supports us taking our work at the Hart District to a community-wide level and that is an exciting direction for Santa Clarita students.”’
For more information regarding the Hart District’s Career and College Readiness Program, visit www.PathwayToMyFuture.org.