From the SD METRO Daily Business Report: The San Diego Automotive Museum has been awarded a $55,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation to aid in the creation and launch of a brand-new Vocational Education Program. A small portion of the award is allocated to fund capacity-building costs, such as technical assistance and consultant costs for creating this program.
The majority of the grant will go toward Year 1 operating expenses for the Vocational Education Program.
The Vocational Education Program is designed to break education barriers that affect impoverished and under-served youth in San Diego County. It will help keep more youth in school by providing a positive outlook on their future and giving them the tools needed to continue with their automotive aspirations.
The program will deliver primary automotive job skills and practical life knowledge while providing belonging, positive adult leadership, and overall support. Participants will gain enhanced self-confidence, job placement opportunities, and learn financial independence while doing what they love.