GUILFORD COUNTY — An effort to assist high school seniors in High Point with project-based learning experiences to develop work skills has received a $25,000 grant.
The grant to Triad Goodwill from the Truist Foundation grant will benefit Goodwill’s collaborative initiative with Guilford County Schools to assist high school seniors who are enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study at T.W. Andrews, High Point Central and Ragsdale high schools. The goal is for the students to develop real-world work skills and be ready to enter the workforce upon graduating high school, said Russell E. Dye, community and business engagement manager at Triad Goodwill.
Triad Goodwill will connect students in the OCS program with participating organizations in the community. While in the program, students will receive educational and soft-skills training virtually and on school campuses, in addition to project-based learning with the participating organizations.
The program’s anticipated launch will be in early 2021.