Labor Commissioner Tours Churchill High

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s labor commissioner visited Eugene Wednesday to see how state grant money is helping local high schoolers.

The 4J School District got more than $400,000 from the Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant. That’s money that’s supposed to help schools develop innovative science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.

4J used it to develop the first full-scale pre-engineering program in Eugene at Churchill High School.

“We think that Churchill making use of these new 21st century shop class grants is really going to be a model for where we want to go with the state of Oregon,” said Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Commissioner.

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian toured the program Wednesday.

The first eight grants awarded from the Career and Technical Education Grant Fund will benefit 21 schools across Oregon this school year.

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