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Issue Position: Investing In Our Future: Career Tech Academies

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Over the years Senator Loni Hancock has authored laws and established high school academies expanding hands-on learning and career technical education to lower the unacceptably high dropout rate and better prepare our young people for career pathways. Through SB 515 (2009), school districts and community colleges are required to demonstrate that half of their offered courses are geared towards high priority workforce needs. In partnership with building and construction trades and other unions, she established career academies at several high schools in her district.


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