Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg announces a $250 million trust fund on Monday, which will provide grants for high schools, community colleges and businesses that partner up for career programs.
Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg has announced a $250 million "trust fund" to provide grants for high schools, community colleges and businesses that partner up for career programs.
"The money's just not going to be given. It's going to be competitive," Steinberg said.
Only the best applications for internships and mentorships will be given funding. Sacramento Unified Superintendent Jonathan Raymond already has career-based learning in place for some of his students, and says graduation rates have improved.
"Seventy-five percent come from poverty. They don't have the networks or the connections that so many of us have," Raymond said.
He's hoping to expand local programs. The grants are open for schools up and down the state.