Gates Foundation gives grants to help local students get higher education degrees

Dayton Daily News
Learn to Earn Dayton and the Montgomery County Educational Services Center are one of 12 organizations from across the country selected to participate in a grant program, Accelerate ED, which will focus on ways to create a “13th year” or year of additional classes preparing the student for the workforce. Learn to Earn and the Montgomery County ESC have a $175,000, year-long grant for the project. Dayton education and workforce leaders came together to find people for in-demand jobs in healthcare, IT and advanced manufacturing using dual enrollment, the Gates Foundation said. Students who earn a critical number of college credits by 12th grade will automatically be accepted into an additional year to complete an associate degree.

The design team was led by Learn to Earn Dayton and Dayton Public Schools and Kettering City Schools are the district partners. Higher education partners included Sinclair Community College, Wright State University, Central State University, University of Dayton and Miami University.

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