Las Vegas-Area Schools Will Use $3 Million Federal Grant to Boost Math, Science

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Six local schools will be splitting a $3 million federal grant to start high-tech science, engineering and math programs intended to increase student interest in these fields.

Despite the recession, these fields remain in high demand and are high-paying. But American employers struggle to fill positions for engineers and skilled tradesman with U.S. workers. Simply put, students are shying away from the schooling required, according to a recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

That holds true in the Clark County School District, Superintendent Dwight Jones said.

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