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SCVNews.com | COC Awarded $300,000 Grant for Network Technology and Improvement

College of the Canyons has received a $300,000 Perkins Reserve Innovation grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to fund a network technology innovation and improvement project.

The federal grant, spread over two years, will support the development of three COC programs: network technologies, electronic systems and cybersecurity, starting in fall 2022.

“We are very excited to have been awarded this Perkins grant to continue expanding into growing technology fields,” said Harriet Heppel, dean of the College’s Center for Career Education, Integrative Learning and Employability. “Investments in the Network Technology Innovation and Improvement Project will allow the college to pursue programmatic excellence in an area critical to realizing the social and economic mobility opportunities of our special populations and contributing to the economic recovery of the state of California.”

The program will promote pathways for students to high-demand, high-paying jobs by focusing on outreach, awareness, workforce readiness, curriculum relevance and program excellence.

To engage college-bound students, the project will also include middle school career exploration camps, outreach through Community Education with a focus on eSports, and a marketing campaign with industry and community partners.

In addition, the project will engage the student population through mentoring with academic advisors, career counselors, and job developers to ensure completion, employment, and the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As the main source of federal funding, in 2006 Carl D. The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act aims to improve secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs across the country.

College of the Canyons is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

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