FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IR # 96-18
Tuesday, May 21, 1996

CONTACT:
Louis Bonsignore
(415) 972-8835


Partnership in Health Care Apprenticeships
Give Students New Path to Success



Salinas -- Students from five local high schools and two community colleges now have access to a pilot apprenticeship program which can provide new doors to a successful career through a curriculum plan called Schools to Career/Apprenticeship.

The parties involved in this exciting program will sign a memorandum of understanding and offer insight as to the working operation and how it will benefit many of the state's high school students. The apprenticeship program will focus locally on the health care industry.

The program, coordinated through a joint effort by the Department of Industrial Relations, the school districts and the Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program, launches an aggressive apprenticeship education for students. The pilot will spread to at least seven other school district within the state initially and is expected to touch hundreds of students each year. The Salinas and Monterey County education link will establish a related study course that will set students onto the path of an apprenticeship certification.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 1996
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Place: Hartnell College
Room 119
156 Homestead Ave.
Salinas, California

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