Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received $5,000 from Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation to benefit the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. This is the ninth consecutive year the C.A.R.E.S. Foundation has supported this scholarship program for local high school students.
“We are very proud to give back to the Calaveras community,” John Romine, Save Mart store manager, said in a press release. “The Calaveras Community Foundation is a great community partner that aims to provide opportunities to students in technical and vocational careers in our community.”
Founded in 2011, the scholarship fund supports the belief that high school graduates must have options in pursuing training/further education aside from the traditional four-year college. Many job opportunities exist locally for those seeking associate degrees/certificates that can lead to technical or vocational career paths.
In all, 64 local students have received monetary awards with total dollar amounts over $79,000.
Scholarships awarded in 2018 benefited 10 high school students from Bret Harte, Mountain Oaks and Calaveras high schools. Each received $1,500. Anticipated fields of study for these students include: nursing, EMT/paramedic, fire science, welding, diesel mechanics, auto technology and cosmetology.
To learn more about the C&TT scholarship fund and other funds that administered by CCF, call 736-1845 or visit the CCF website www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org