SB70 Environmental Career Preparation Program

Presentation Category: 
Career Pathways/ Industry Sectors
Presentation Description: 
Presentation on the current implementation and discussion on future development of the Statewide SB70 Environmental Career Preparation Program which provides high school students the opportunity to earn Community College Certificates of Proficiency related to the career areas of green and environmental technology concurrent with a high school diploma.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Marc Epstein
Statewide Coordinator
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Katie Noonan
Oakland High School Environmental Science Academy
Additional Presenter 2
Additional Presenter 2: 
Jennifer Mcallister
River City High School Engineering Academy

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance