LA PUENTE – Bassett Unified will implement a biotechnology program, boost its Health Academy curriculum and foster new community partnerships to mentor students thanks to a $265,000 grant from the California Department of Education.

The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant, to be shared with the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program, will allow the District to hire a director to build partnerships with local businesses to increase career technical programs for students.

The director also will integrate career technical education into general instruction and increase student opportunities for internships and advanced certification in skilled trades.

“Basset Unified is committed to providing students with opportunities that give them the experience needed to be competitive in high-demand careers,” Superintendent Dr. Alex Rojas said. “This grant will help us to strengthen our programs so that our students can explore their passions while discovering a potential career.”

Bassett Unified partners with La Puente Valley ROP to provide career education classes that prepare students for high-demand jobs. Courses and certificate opportunities are offered in criminal justice, digital graphic design, business marketing, video game design and medical practices.

Bassett Unified is one of 265 applicants to share the $245 million incentive grant.


BASSETT_GRANT: Bassett High School students have the opportunity to learn how to print 3D objects through computer programming courses. Bassett Unified is boosting career technical educational programs for students to increase preparedness for colleges and careers.