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Dual credit funding assists aspiring trades students in Alberta

Dual credit funding assists aspiring trades students in Alberta
PROVINCE OF ALBERTA — Adriana LaGrange, Alberta’s education minister, meets with a teacher and students in a construction class at Parkland Composite High School.

CALGARY, ALTA. — Alberta is investing $4 million to give students more opportunities to explore career options.

The funding will go towards dual credit grants for the 2022-23 school year so eligible school authorities can offer more dual credit learning experiences for students in Grades 10, 11 and 12.

Students may take this optional dual credit career-based programming to earn both high school credits and credits that count towards a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, including a journeyperson certificate.

Dual credit grants will support new learning opportunities that span many industries and professions, such as health care, trades, agriculture and business administration.

School authorities have until June 30 to apply for a grant. Grant funding would be for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

“These dual credit grants give school authorities the flexibility to design and offer relevant learning opportunities that reflect the needs and interests of their students, schools and communities,” said Adriana LaGrange, minister of education, in a statement. “Students who participate in dual credit programming are able to personalize their high school experience and discover or build on career passions and interests. Dual credit can help position students for success by preparing them for further education or the job market.”

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