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Oregon Spends $10 Million On Career Education

Oregon education and labor officials announced Monday they’re giving schools more than $10 million in grants for career technical programs.

Hillsboro High School is spending on bioscience. A Gresham partnership has an eye on cyber-security and product design. Bend High School is adding a food truck to its culinary program.

Two of the largest grants go to central Oregon and the North Coast. Jefferson County schools are getting $430,000 to help Warm Springs youth get technical training in utilities, telecommunications and the aerial drone industry.

Warrenton school leaders are launching automotive, manufacturing and natural resources programs, after cutting such programs in the 1990’s.

Portland Public Schools did not get a grant – though Oregon’s other largest districts, Beaverton and Salem-Keizer did.

It’s the 5th round of state funding, dating back to 2011. They include more than $1 million for summer programs.