High schools land C2C grants

The Hawaii State Department of Education announced its Connect to Careers coalition Thursday on Oahu. The initiative is designed to prepare students for success in high-skill, in-demand career pathways.

Harold K. Castle Foundation, a C2C industry partner, recently approved up to $200,000 to be spent toward career and technical education within C2C.

Kapaa and Waimea High School were two of six schools awarded partial funding from the grant.

Kapaa High received $29,100 to create the Natural Resource Academy. Waimea High received $28,513 for the Engineering Academy and Natural Resource academy.

The C2C coalition was first facilitated through the New Skills for Youth grant that was awarded to the department last year. Hawaii was one 24 states to receive the grant

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