YORK, PA – The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) has received a $10,000 grant from York County Community Foundation’s Fund for York County to support its Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which will launch in the 2017-2018 School Year. Announcement of the grant was made by Jane M. Conover, President of the Community Foundation, whose Board of Directors approved the grant on December 19th.

Kevin Appnel, Executive Director of YCAL, said the funds will be used to purchase two years of access to the online learning portal that will provide students skills in Basic Math and Blue Print Reading used in the Pre-Apprenticeship Program’s on-site practicum. “We were fortunate enough to partner with Kinsley Construction who, through their Kinsley Education Center, has graciously agreed to provide students with the practicum portion of the program. Now that we have received this funding, we anticipate being able to offer this program to our participating High School’s students at no cost to the districts or students for the foreseeable future,” said Appnel.

In February 2017, YCAL will begin accepting applications from its Partner High School’s current Junior class. The program will begin in September 2017 and run through April 2018. Interested applicants should visit www.ycal.us/preapprenticeship for more information about the program and application instructions. Applications will be accepted up until March 31st.

The York County Alliance for Learning is a non-profit organization that works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work based learning to York County students. YCAL is a non-profit organization under the 501(c)(3) regulations. YCAL is supported in part by corporate donations; any investment is tax exempt. YCAL is an approved Education Improvement Organization under the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program. For more information, please visit www.ycal.us.

York County Community Foundation creates a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations. York County Community Foundation granted $4.4 million in 2015