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$250-Million Grant Program Launched To Link Learning And Careers

California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said. Programs linking academics, technical career knowledge and job experience have been shown to reduce dropout rates, while training future workers for fast-growing fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, biotechnology, aerospace and energy, said State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and state Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, who made the announcement.