A $75,000 grant has been awarded to enhance career and technical education (CTE) in the Wilkes County schools.
The funding is from the N.C. Workforce Development partnership, consisting of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, N.C. Community College System and N.C. Department of Commerce. According to the N.C. Workforce Development website, the grants are awarded to reward local partnerships with positive outcomes through successful implementation of career pathways for students.
A partnership consisting of the Wilkes school system, Wilkes Community College, government agencies, local businesses and private contributors has been working for two years to develop career pathways with courses related to Project ADMIT, said Wayne Shepherd, CTE director for the Wilkes schools.