Summer program pays students to learn job skills, academics

06/24/2010 | Bakersfield Californian, The

Students in one California school district are being paid minimum wage to learn job skills while earning high-school credits in summer-school classes. The program is part of the federal Workforce Investment Act, which intends to improve the country's workforce quality and includes courses that has students producing multimedia projects in Spanish, tutoring students with disabilities and learning algebra by building airplanes.

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