Federal program links students to career learning

Grant program will help engage students in STEM careers

career-STEM-coursesPresident Obama on Nov. 19 unveiled a new grant program designed to help U.S. students understand and develop the skills they will need to be successful in college and the workforce.

The Youth CareerConnect Grants program, a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Labor Department, will use $100 million in funding to help school districts, institutions of higher education, and other partners bring evidence-based high school models to scale.

Experts say that many high school students fail to develop skills that help them relate their classroom education to what they learn in college, during apprenticeships or technical education, or in careers.…Read More