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New federal initiatives, including millions of dollars in grants to fund both K-12 and adult education programs, were announced in Washington on Jan. 12. The programs, designed to reverse the nationwide shortage of high-tech workers, could give new clout and more money to your technology school-to-work programs.

At least $6 million of the Clinton Administration's initiatives will go toward school-to-work programs to train students for IT (information technology) careers. Another $3 million will retrain "dislocated" workers to be system operators, electrical engineers, accountants, and "Year 2000" debuggers.

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