The Windsor Central School District has received in a major investment in the future of its students.
The New York State Department of Education has awarded Windsor with over $331,000 in federal grant money to help enhance student programming.
The district will use the money to fund the “Future Ready Knights” program.
Through the program, the district will be partnering with local business to provide students with hands on work experience.
Superintendent Jason Andrews says students will be exposed to a wide variety of career pathways.
“Local employers are looking for employees, they’re looking for employees though with skills. So we’re really excited about these partnerships and really giving students the exposure. More importantly though getting them on that trajectory to have a successful future,” said Andrews.
Andrews says students will also be provided with one to one guidance in developing career goals and ways to get involved with relevant pathways with the help of a dedicated career coach.
A couple of the new courses that will be offered to high school students include Agricultural Business and Greenhouse Production and Computer Science Principals and Trades.