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MOORPARK HIGH COVETS NEW GRANT.



Byline: Lisa Mascaro Daily News Staff Writer

Teachers at Moorpark High School Moorpark High School, located in Moorpark, California, is a public high school in the Moorpark Unified School District and currently has an enrollment of 2,478 students.[1]  can only begin to imagine the career opportunities they could make available to students if the campus was tapped to receive a portion of a new $1 million grant to county schools.

For starters, they could open an Engineering and Technology Academy to introduce students to jobs in those fields, as one teacher has been hoping to do. They could hire a part-time instructor to seek out more internship internship /in·tern·ship/ (in´tern-ship) the position or term of service of an intern in a hospital.
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 opportunities for students, such as those already being offered this year to students in the school's Health Science Academy. Or they could simply purchase computers and supplies needed in classrooms.

``It would give us enough money to properly train the students, to go out and prepare them,'' said David Wolf David Alexander Wolf (born 23 August 1956) is an American astronaut and a veteran of four space shuttle missions and an extended stay aboard the Mir space station.

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he graduated from North Central High School, Wolf earned a
, a career technician See PC technician and software technician.  at the school. ``There's so many - so many - jobs, especially out this way. If we could properly prepare the students, they could come out of school making 12 to 15 bucks an hour. They can do that while they're going to school or, if they're not going to college, it will help them in the work force.''

Educators across the county will have the chance to apply for portions of a $1 million federal grant awarded last week to the Ventura School-to-Career Consortium, a coalition of local school and business officials promoting career opportunities for students.

Five local high schools and one local community college will be chosen during the next few months to receive funds from the grant to bolster This article is about the pillow called a bolster. For other meanings of the word "bolster", see bolster (disambiguation).

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 their programs. By the time the four-year grant is exhausted, the consortium hopes to award funding to each of the county's 20 high schools and three community colleges.

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Charles Weis, who had been working to secure the grant for several years, welcomed the funding as a way to help students secure career opportunities while spurring the local economy with a young work force.

``It's really going to cross your academic areas as well as your occupational training,'' said Cheryl Shearer shearer

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, dean of economic development for the Ventura County Community College District, and a member of the consortium. ``We're looking at how to infuse in·fuse
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 career skills, job-related skills into'' the school curriculum.

A similar grant was turned down a few years ago by the Ventura County Board of Education, which voted in 1995 not to accept a $2.5 million federal grant for a school-to-work program because it had too many strings attached.

At the time, Weis, who is elected but who reports to the board, vowed to independently pursue the grant that he believed would provide career development opportunities for area youngsters.

The funds awarded Friday amount to up to $1 million a year for as many as four years, and educators hope to use the money to target high school and community college career programs.

The consortium has identified eight career paths for high schools to focus on that include agriculture, family and consumer services Consumer Services refers to the formulation, deformulation, technical consulting and testing of most consumer products, such as food, herbs, beverages, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hair products, household cleaners, [paints, plastics, metals, waxes, coatings, minerals, , arts and communications, business, engineering technology, health sciences, industrial and technological services, and public services Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. .
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