York County Alliance for Learning receives $10,000
The York County Alliance for Learning received a $10,000 grant from the York County Community Foundation's Trust to launch a pre-apprenticeship program.
The program, which would launch for the 2017-18 school year, would be an introductory learning program that students could use to determine if an apprenticeship in a certain field is right for them, according to the alliance's website. The program would give students in York County the ability to explore a career before entering the workforce.
The funds will specifically go toward purchasing two years of access to an online learning portal where students would be able to take basic math and reading courses, according to a news release. The grant, which was approved Dec. 19, will allow students to participate at no cost.
Juniors attending high schools partnered with the alliance will be able to participate in the program. In February, the alliance will take applications from students through its website. Students can submit applications through March 31.
“We were fortunate enough to partner with Kinsley Construction who, through their Kinsley Education Center, has graciously agreed to provide students with the practicum portion of the program," said Kevin Appnel, executive director of the York County Alliance for Learning, in the release. "Now that we have received this funding, we anticipate being able to offer this program to our participating high schools' students at no cost to the districts or students for the foreseeable future."
A list of the alliance's partner schools:
Dallastown Area School District
Eastern York School District
Hanover Public School District
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
Northeastern School District
Red Lion Area School District
South Eastern School District
Southern York County School District
South Western School District
Spring Grove School District
West Shore School District
West York Area School District
York Catholic High School
York City School District
York County School of Technology
York Suburban School District