LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Clark County School District (CCSD) is expanding their Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs thanks to a $100,000 donation from Google.
“CTE programs are vital to creating economic diversification,” said Kate Franko, Google’s Regional Head of Data Center Public Affairs. We’re proud to support educational opportunities for Clark County so all students can reach their potential.”
The Career and Technical Education Department of CCSD will use the funds to increase exposure to students to college and career options at an earlier age, helping to equip them with the transferable skills they need to succeed in both high school, postsecondary education, and in their future careers. Underserved and underrepresented student populations will be prioritized as the funding is distributed throughout the county’s CTE programming. The donation from Google will increase career awareness and exploration, adding relevancy to students’ learning experiences by exposing them to real-world options and pathways to success. This will mitigate many of the challenges students face as they transition from middle to high school, and beyond.
“We are thrilled that Google supports our CCSD students with this generous donation and recognizes the value of these programs and the benefit to our kids and community, ” said Superintendent Jesus F. Jara. “In working with the District, we all succeed when community partners support our kids.”
Google’s donation will be used for direct program expenses. For more information on Clark County Schools, visit https://ccsd.net.
About Google in Nevada:
Google has called Nevada home since 2019, with data centers in Henderson and Storey County. The company has partnered with trusted community institutions across the state to bring digital skills training, grant funding, and other resources to more Nevadans. In Nevada, Grow with Google has partnered with more than 60 organizations to train more than 88,000 Nevadans in digital skills, including public libraries, chambers of commerce, community colleges, and more. Google.org has awarded over $1 million in grants to nonprofits and organizations based in Nevada.Since 2014, Google’s employees based in Nevada–including company matching contributions–have donated over $409,000 in charitable giving to nonprofits. Learn more about Google in Nevada at: g.co/economicimpact/nevada
About Clark County School District (CCSD):
Established in 1956, the Clark County School District (CCSD) is the number one choice for families and students. We educate 310,000 students – offering a variety of nationally recognized programs, including Magnet Schools, Career and Technical Academies, and Advanced Placement programs. Through these programs – plus our online secondary school and our open enrollment offerings – we offer the best choices to meet individual student needs. As the nation’s fifth-largest school district, we have the ability to provide additional services such as a school police department, adult education courses, and innovative community partnerships with Vegas PBS and The Public Education Foundation. CCSD educates 75 percent of the students in Nevada, and works closely with community partners and business leaders to educate the workers needed to strengthen our economy.