Grantee in the News | Aug 2023

Marin educators reach milestone on career training school

Pictured above from left to right: John A. Carroll, Marin County Superintendent of Schools; Carmen Diaz Ghysels, Superintendent, San Rafael City Schools; Mary Jane Burke, former Marin County Superintendent of Schools; Charlie Goodman, Shifting Gears U.S.A.


With funding support from the Koret Foundation and over 100 individual contributors, Marin education officials broke ground in August on a centrally located vocational school. The Marin County Office of Education and San Rafael City Schools plan to build the center, an outdoor covered classroom structure, at Terra Linda High School.

“This will be a game changer,” said Ken Lippi, senior deputy superintendent for the Marin County Office of Education. “This is going to greatly expand the opportunities for our students to participate in career technical education classes.”

The center will offer classes and career training in fields such as automotive technology, construction, health care, electrical work, plumbing, and more. The new center will provide not only a wider range of subjects, greater access, and more hours, but also connections to certificate programs at College of Marin and those offered by industries — all potentially leading to internships and jobs.

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