12/19/2012 10:39:41 AM
STCU donates to innovative schools
STCU has donated $5,000 to each of three new career and technical schools that opened this year for high school students, including Spokane Valley Tech.
The schools specialize in giving students skills and experience in high-demand fields. Some will go straight into the workforce after high school, while others continue their career preparation in college or other post-secondary programs.
"As an organization founded by teachers, STCU remains committed to education," said STCU President/CEO Tom Johnson. "We're particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that are expected to provide jobs for decades to come. That's good for the students, as well as the communities we serve."
Spokane Valley Tech, which operated classes this fall at various locations in anticipation of its permanent building opening this January, is slated to eventually offer 10 programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
"This generous donation will go a long way toward providing a great learning environment for Spokane Valley Tech students," said Ben Small, superintendent of Central Valley School District. "On behalf of the superintendents and school districts in the Spokane Valley, I'd like to express our gratitude to STCU for this gift which reaffirms the strong partnership STCU has maintained with the region's education partners for many years."
Donations were also made to the Kootenai Technical Education Campus in Rathdrum and Riverpoint Academy in Spokane.
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