Rapid City and other Black Hills area schools have been selected for the Governor's Grants for Career and Technical Education.
This means they will receive two million dollars to implement a project called "Pathways to College and Career Success".
"We've had very good support, we believe. We have over a dozen area schools that are very excited to hear about how that grant is going to roll out and are very interested in getting students at Western Dakota Tech and give them career and education opportunities." says Mark Wilson, President of Western Dakota Tech.
They will partner with Western Dakota Tech to give high school students the option to receive career and technical education credit while attending high school.
Wilson also says, "I think it's gonna really be beneficial to helping align and move the technical education opportunities forward in the state, and so that we can prepare our workers and keep our workers here in the state."
Also tonight, the Rapid City School Board approved a lease agreement with the Performing Arts Center. The agreement will run from July first 2014 till June 30th 2015