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This Summer, 7,000 Sonoma Clean Power Customers Will Help Reduce Demand on California Grid SCP customers earn rewards for decreasing...

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This Summer, 7,000 Sonoma Clean Power Customers Will Help Reduce Demand on California Grid SCP customers earn rewards for decreasing energy usage when demand for electricity is high. SANTA ROSA, CALIF., July 18, 2023 – Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the Community Choice Aggregator serving Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California, recently launched a new offering for its residential customers aimed at

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10,000 Degrees and CTE Foundation Announce Formal Partnership to Support Students’ Higher Education and Career Pathways

10,000 Degrees and Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation are excited to announce their formal partnership to support students enrolled in a two-year career readiness program. This partnership builds on the two organizations’ long-standing collaboration and shared mission of supporting student success in pursuit of higher education and careers. Sonoma Corps is a CTE Foundation program consisting of a career prep class during

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Local students showcase projects at event that raises more than $300,000 for Career Technical Education

Santa Rosa, California – A week ago, on Wednesday, May 10, Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation held the seventh annual Spark the Future, a fundraising event and student showcase supporting career-connected education and pathway programs for Sonoma County students. Nearly 300 attendees, including local high school students, business leaders and partners, elected officials, educators, and more gathered at Saralee & Richard’s Barn

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CTE Foundation awards $100k in grants to local educators for hands-on learning

Santa Rosa, Calif. – CTE Foundation announced on Wednesday that it is awarding $101,150 in grants to support Sonoma County initiatives to increase student engagement and connect classroom learning to real-world careers during the 2023-2024 school year. 12 schools and the Sonoma County Office of Education received grants. Those grants will fund a new culinary pathway at Santa Rosa Middle School, the

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Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation announces new officers for 2023 and four new Board Directors: Andriana Duckworth, Arif Virji, Hector Velazquez, Erica Torgerson

Sonoma County’s local career-connected learning nonprofit has elected Lee Alderman as chair of the 2023 Board of Directors for Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation. Alderman, a retired Assistant Vice President for Redwood Credit Union, served as vice chair in 2022 and has been on Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation’s board since 2014. Also announced today were four recently elected directors of the

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Life Comes Full Circle

By Jocelyn Camacho Last fall, I heard a radio commercial promoting Girls Tinker Academy for middle school kids. What an awesome program, I thought to myself. As a recent high school graduate, I wasn’t eligible to attend. But I was determined to find a way to get involved. I reached out to the organizers at CTE Foundation, whom I already knew from

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A Decade of Innovating the Education-to-Career Experience

CTE Foundation Celebrates 10th Anniversary Leader in career education marks major milestone during CTE Month®  Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation, a leader in career education and partner for economic and workforce development in Sonoma County, is highlighting this month’s national observance of career technical education by launching a year-long celebration to mark its 10th anniversary. In 2012, CTE Foundation was founded in

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Open Positions at CTE Foundation

Join a dynamic, forward-thinking organization on a mission to innovate the education-to-career experience such that all Sonoma County students have rewarding careers that strengthen their lives, our community and the workforce. Thank you for your interest in working at CTE Foundation! We do not currently have any job openings.  ABOUT CTE FOUNDATION Career Technical Education Foundation (CTE Foundation) is among the fastest growing

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Overview Video: Sonoma Corps 2-year Gap Program

  In July, a small group of CTE Foundation staff participated in a mini “road show” to celebrate the Sonoma Corps program and present each of the successful graduates with scholarship checks. Ten graduates of the program are receiving a total of $50,000 in scholarship funding for completing the pilot work readiness program which includes a “gap year” internship following high school.

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Teacher Externships: Bridging the gap between education and industry

By Leslie Simmons, Director of Marketing & Communications at CTE Foundation The sun hasn’t yet hit its highest point in the sky as I drive up through the large-scale carport of Virginia Dare Winery (owned by Francis Ford Coppola Winery) on a recent summer day, but it didn’t keep a team of educators from taking advantage of the shade as Miguel Lopez,

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This Summer, 7,000 Sonoma Clean Power Customers Will Help Reduce Demand on California Grid SCP customers earn rewards for decreasing energy usage when demand for electricity is high. SANTA ROSA,