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Summer Childcare Grants Now Available! Apply by June 3rd!- Prospera Newsletter

These grants are for $1,500 & $2,500 and applications are open from May 20th – June 3rd.

Hamilton man offers class on electric vehicles at Bitterroot College

Dan Brandborg offered a friendly warning as his foot hovered over the acceleration pedal of his 2019 Tesla Model Y.

“You might want to put your head back against the headrest,” the Hamilton man said with a smile.

A first-time ride in an electric vehicle can offer a jolt to the uninitiated.

$1.1 billion Doerr Donation Will Create a Much Needed Climate School At Stanford

“We’ve got to be clear about the problem,” John Doerr stated. “I believe this is a problem of scale that needs far greater ambition, urgency, and excellence deployed against it.”

Great Falls schools are getting a dedicated fiber network

When the work is complete in the summer of 2022, the district office building will be able to provide network, internet, and phone service to all district buildings.

Trade schools continue to be in high demand

Job Service Great Falls manager Beth Schmidt stated, “Here locally, for our trades, entry level, general laborers, all the way to those highly skilled electricians, the plumbers, our pipe fitters, our welders, carpenters, they’re all in demand. It is a busy time for all of the trade folks, and they are needing every person they can get their hands on to make sure schools are being built, housing is being built, that renovations are being made to existing properties.”

Ideas for Funding Programs for New Women’s Club in Missoula Requested

The former club had 1600 members and most of them stated they would be interested in joining a new women’s club. They are open to partnering with appropriate organizations that can educate, support and provide assistance to women.

Cyber STEM Summer Camps for Middle School Students in Montana

The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

Montana students prepare for ‘Shark Tank’ competition

“It’s to develop entrepreneurship,” said Great Falls High School business teacher Scott Donisthorpe.

Montana Superintendent of Education Arntzen draws backlash over counseling proposal

“We need to have more school counselors, not less,” Schoening told Montana Free Press. “And it needs to be in the [state] standards as a minimum requirement for quality education.”

High turnover, increased vacancies prevalent in Montana University System

“I think we truly have to understand the complexity of the problem as best we can, knowing that it’s a little different at each campus and it’s quite multifaceted,” Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian said.

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