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Grants Update AB86 - Contract Education Economic Development

Both Chabot and Las Positas colleges are part of regional consortia that have been awarded competitive grants to prepare our students for careers in high-demand fields for four critical sectors in the East Bay: Health Sciences, Engineering (including Advanced Manufacturing), Information and Communication Technologies/Digital Media, and Public Service.

Chabot and Las Positas are part of two separate consortia that are among only 12 consortia statewide to be awarded the highest level regional grants from the California Department of Education’s $250 million Career Pathways Trust (CPT) program, created through Assembly Bill 86, Section 48. Each consortium includes partners in education, K-12 school districts, government, business, and industry.

Chancellor Jackson recognized Chabot’s Interim Director of Grants/CTE Collaborative Project Director Yvonne Wu Craig and LPC’s Career & Technical Education Program Project Manager Vicki Shipman for their work in securing the grants and providing districtwide leadership for the programs. In addition to serving our students, the grants also benefit our local, regional, and state economies by providing business and industry with skilled workers.