Grants boost Garrett’s career development program

July 2nd, 2018

By Sue Carpenter | KPC Media - The Garrett Clipper

A new career development program that will begin at Garrett-Keyser-Butler schools in the fall received a boost with checks from the Olive B. Cole Foundation for $120,000 and the Dekko Foundation for $93,000, the school board learned Monday.

The program’s focus is to prepare students for opportunities in manufacturing and construction processes that allow them to have access to multiple career pathways after graduation, ultimately leading to economic independence.

Each student will receive real-life training and experience through an internship or apprenticeship in the trade of his or her choice. The district will provide the opportunities by working closely with professionals in the construction and manufacturing industries and fostering a strong relationship between the schools and local businesses.