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Oregon Schools to Receive Federal Grant Funds to Boost Computer Science Education


High school students using computers.

Schools in three Oregon counties plan to use a federal grant to help high school students in Career Technical Education programs transition to post-secondary education and employment.

Credit: Rand.org

Schools in three Oregon counties will use a federal grant to help high school students in Career Technical Education (CTE) programs transition to post-secondary education and employment.

The Oregon Department of Education's Marc Siegel said students will enjoy more opportunities for apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, including computer science.

The department will team with STEM Hubs and workforce officials to implement funding in support of helping more rural high schools offer a pathway to CTE careers, apprenticeships, or continued learning; increasing the number of historically underserved and non-traditional students entering computer science programs that lead to apprenticeships and other opportunities; and devising a statewide joint partnership of workforce investment boards, employers, and educators to sustain the project.

The Lane County STEM Hub will help area schools sponsor CTE pathways in web development, network security, and information technology, as well as teaching students computer literacy and communication, data analysis, and computer ethics.

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