Career education is focus of next Washington County Forum
What Hillsboro is doing to advance career education is the focus of the next Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
The lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, and the program at noon, at Coyote's Bar and Grill, 5301 W. Baseline Rd., Hillsboro. The public is invited. Lunch can be ordered from the menu.
Speakers are state Rep. Janeen Sollman of Hillsboro, who once sat on the school board; Heather Ferrin-Myers, coordinator of the school-to-work program at the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of the Hillsboro School District.
Career and technical education was revived in 500 Oregon middle and high schools through a grant program advocated by then-state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian — now the forum president — and passed by the 2011 Legislature. Voters approved a 2016 ballot measure to require state support of dropout prevention and college and career readiness programs in high schools.
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