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Growth Sector part of alliance awarded NSF INCLUDES grant

September 28, 2016 | By |

Growth Sector, in collaboration with 15 community colleges in California and Maryland and partner employers NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Lab, developed a winning proposal for National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES initiative.  Over the next 18 months, Growth Sector, in collaboration with lead applicant Saddleback College, will work to create a nationwide alliance of community colleges and major, regional employers implementing the STEM Core Model to prepare the next generation of computer science and engineering professionals.  NSF awarded 37 INCLUDES proposals who will be eligible to apply for one of five $12.5 million INCLUDES Alliance grants in 2017/2018. Official announcement from NSF can be found here- http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189706&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click.