As reported in the Washington Post, three Prince George’s County high schools were awarded $7 million in federal grants on Monday to bolster a career-oriented curriculum aimed at preparing students for the workforce.
The Youth CareerConnect grant competition doled out $107 million to 24 recipients across the country.
President Obama visited Bladensburg High School to announce awards to that school, Fairmont Heights High School in Capital Heights and Potomac High School in Oxon Hill. Bladensburg will use its portion of the money to expand its career academy program, which focuses on health and information technology.
The funding is intended to “create classes that focus on real-life applications for the fields of the future,” such as science, mathematics and technology, Obama said.