Olds, RDP, other education leaders receive $8.7M to support pathways to careers


A collaboration between Red Deer Polytechnic, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, four school divisions, and an education organization has received new supports to continue providing K-12 students with additional pathways to careers. The Central Alberta Collegiate Institute (CACI) partnership has received $8.7M to grow its specialized programming and experiential learning opportunities and strengthen postsecondary pathways for students in the four school divisions. “This is a collaborative partnership of school divisions and post-secondaries, which has been forging strong links between high school students and their career connections for over a decade,” says Kurt Sacher, Superintendent of Chinook’s Edge School Division. “Our history of success with career programming shows that when high school students have a deeper experience with a career pathway, they are more likely to follow it through to graduation and employment.”