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Career Pathways grant

(IVC obtains a grant)…That is good news for about 450 Imperial County High School students.

Imperial Valley College received a $5.8 million grant this week. IVC was one of 40 institutions statewide to receive part of the $244 million in Career Pathways grants, announced Wednesday by the Department of Education. The local students to benefit from the grant are those seeking a career in either law enforcement or allied health fields. IVC President Doctor Victor Jaime says, To say we are thrilled is an understatement. He said the grant would be a major step in their efforts to enhance student success and open doors to higher education for the Valley. Jaime said the beauty of this program is that mid-way through High School; students can also start down the path to a college degree. The Career Pathways grants are designed to blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools and train students for jobs in high-demand fields, such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology and software development. IVC will be partnering with IVROP, the Imperial County Office of Education Alternative Education Program and High Schools in Calexico, Imperial, El Centro Holtville and Brawley to offer students in their junior year the opportunity to earn college credit in the fields of Administrative Justice and Allied Health.