Oregon high schools to receive $7.5 million for construction training programs

Champions of industry-related training for young Oregonians secured $7.5 million from the Legislature to revitalize depleted career-technical course offerings in the state's high schools.

July 25, 2013

Champions of industry-related training for young Oregonians secured $7.5 million from the Legislature to revitalize depleted career-technical course offerings in the state's high schools. Dozens of Oregon schools are expected to add career-related hands-on classes and internships. Construction and labor officials also are working together to offer pre-apprenticeship programs to get more young people, particularly women and minorities, interested in construction jobs. The Oregon Employment Department projects construction firms will hire more than 30,000 new workers by 2020. 

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