Oak Ridge Schools has received three competitive grant awards from the Carl Perkins Reserve funds. The first award in the amount of $50,000 is designated for the continuation of a large competitive grant that was won to increase the offerings at Oak Ridge High School in advanced manufacturing, a pathway that includes welding, robotics, and new courses in mechatronics engineering and machining technologies.
The second award is for $10,000, and it will continue the schools system’s efforts in assisting students by paying for industry certification vouchers in nursing, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and AutoCAD concept-to-production toolsets, a press release said.
The third award is aligned to the Pathways to Prosperity network, which seeks to align academic and career learning pathways to industry need through student training and work-based learning opportunities, the press release said. This award was earned as a consortium in the East Region (Anderson, Blount, Knox, Maryville, Oak Ridge), and will focus on the career clusters these districts offer in advanced manufacturing and information technology.
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