Eleven California Schools Districts Awarded $150,000 to Encourage Students to Attend Health Career Institute
In June of 2006, superintendent of public instruction Jack OConnell awarded $150,000 in grants to 11 districts within the California schools. The funds are for California schools student attendance at the California Health Science Education Institute and associated costs of the program.
Currently, there are numerous jobs in the healthcare industry for applicants with college and only high school degrees. The healthcare industry is in desperate need of well-educated people to fill an increasing number of positions projected for the future. This need gives todays California schools students opportunities for future careers that will provide them a comfortable lifestyle.
These healthcare jobs are demanding; however, and require rich and rigorous core curriculums for students from kindergarten through high school. The grants will help prepare California schools students for such careers, as well as meet the demand for well-educated workers in the healthcare industry a win-win situation for everyone.
The funds ultimately are designed to help...