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$800,000 Education and Workforce Innovation Fund grant


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Students in Harnett County Public Schools will soon have a new program and skilled advisors to help them advance their academic and vocational education, thanks to an $800,000 Education and Workforce Innovation Fund grant.

The five-year grant, from the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission, was awarded jointly to the Harnett, Chatham and Lee public school districts in collaboration with Central Carolina Community College.

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All Harnett high school students can look forward to something new with the 2014 school year, thanks to this major grant that will help fund a Career and College Advisor at each school. The grant, in addition to $750,000 raised through private, corporate and foundation grants, will fund Central Carolina Works advisors. They will assist students and their parents in making choices to move the students toward their academic or vocational goals, including taking classes at CCCC tuition-free while they are still in high school. For more information about Central Carolina Works, visit www.cccc.edu/ccworks.

 

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