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County, city school systems capture work-based learning grants

Posted On: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BY ABBY MORRIS-FRYE, Elizabethton Star

Students in county and city high schools could soon have the opportunity to gain some unique workforce experience thanks to a pair of state grants.

On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced the awarding of 29 work-based learning grants and both the Carter County Board of Education and Elizabethton City School System were listed among the recipients. Each school system received $25,000 through the grant process.

The purpose of the grants, according to TNECD, is to promote career skills and readiness among Tennessee students by developing or expanding work-based learning programs in grades K-12. Work-Based Learning is an education strategy that provides students with experiences to learn and develop career and job skills.

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