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RAMP Up Pathways PosterThe Victor Valley Community College District Consortium and its RAMP Up project received one of just 12 awards made at the highest funding level and was among almost 40 groups funded in total state wide. The Victor Valley Consortium received the only grant awarded within the Inland Empire.

“RAMP Up will not only help students to accelerate their journey from cradle to career, but it will also change the way our schools work together with business and industry to deliver the workforce of tomorrow,” said Ginger Ontiveros, Executive Director of the Victor Valley College Foundation which spearheaded the development of the grant proposal.

“To make good on our goal of a world-class education for every California student, they have to graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the real world,” said State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson. “By demonstrating the relevance of students’ education, these programs not only encourage kids to stay in school, but also combine the rigorous academics and the practical experience employers say they need.”