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Schools in Cripple Creek, Victor Shift Focus To Technical Education & Career Readiness

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Abigail Beckman/KRCC News
Using money from a RISE Grant, students at Cripple Creek-Victor Junior/Senior High School will have the option to study culinary arts and hospitality, fire science and EMT training, or get on-the-job skills and certifications from a construction trade program.

In the mountains west of Colorado Springs, schools in Cripple Creek and Victor are changing how they teach, to emphasize technical education and career readiness. A $1.4 million dollar state grant will help. KRCC's Abigail Beckman joins us with her report and what other schools districts are doing in southern Colorado to improve learning and close equity gaps.