Specialized centers amp up career training as alternative to college prep
Three Grand Island, Neb., high school seniors — from left, Octavio DeSantiago, Brian Cueva and Pablo Garcia — work a lathe at the $8 million Career Pathways Institute, which is devoted entirely to giving students hands-on experience in trades. The Grand Island Public Schools' institute was modeled after successful programs in Oklahoma City and Mesa, Ariz., and is serving as a model for other school districts in Nebraska.
Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:00 am
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Career education — preparing students for the workforce and not just college — is changing across the country, and a new model debuted this year in Nebraska.
The Grand Island Public Schools opened an $8 million building devoted entirely to giving students hands-on experience in trades. It is the first district in Nebraska to open such a center.
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