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LACOE’s Office of Career Technical EducationFifty-one high school graduates from around Los Angeles County have been awarded $1,000 scholarships through LACOE’s Office of Career Technical Education.

Thanks to generous donors, LACOE was able to recognize outstanding students who are enrolled in or have completed a CTE pathway, which is a course of study that integrates technical and academic skills and leads to postsecondary education and careers.

Scholarship winners demonstrated leadership skills as they relate to college and career, personal growth and employability. They were required to present proof of enrollment in an accredited postsecondary college or university, community college, vocational training or apprenticeship program.

“While many CTE students attend college after high school graduation, there are others who pursue training programs at trade schools and apprenticeship programs,” said Rosa Valdez, LACOE CTE project director. “I felt it was important to support students pursuing both traditional and non-traditional postsecondary education.”

El Monte USD Director of Curriculum and Instruction Hillary Wolfe echoed the sentiment. “[The scholarship] proves that CTE is a complement to a college-prep curriculum. Thank you for supporting students who are gaining unique skills,” she said.

Seven students from Los Angeles USD received the scholarship.

“Our teachers and students are grateful to LACOE for recognizing the extraordinary achievement of students in CTE,” said Seema Puri, LAUSD CTE coordinator.

LACOE’s Office of Career Technical Education provides technical assistance and training to districts countywide to support high-quality CTE programs. Learn more here.

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