Ford expands partnership with Louisville schools



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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is expanding a pilot program with Jefferson County public high schools that will mean more students are offered career programs such as engineering and manufacturing.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1g7fOpx) reports Ford is announcing on Tuesday that Louisville is being designated as a "next generation learning community," and the initiative will be expanded from a handful of high schools to 16.

Cheryl Carrier, director of the initiative for the Ford Motor Co. Fund, the company's philanthropy arm, says the company will provide expertise and $100,000 that will enable teachers to connect with industry advancements, divide students into groups for project learning and expand mentoring and job shadowing.

In exchange, industries including Ford will get high school graduates who are better prepared for the increasing number of high-tech jobs.

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