The Business Journal – April 10, 2015
After years of emphasizing college readiness in high school curriculum, school districts throughout the Central Valley are now focusing on work-based learning.
The switch came shortly after the California Department of Education poured $250 million into the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) last year. School districts throughout the state are now competing for one-time grants in order to update their career-based offerings.
“For far too long we’ve kind of only focused on college and not what kind of career [students] want to pursue,” said Bill Davis, career technical education project coordinator for Visalia Unified School District (VUSD).