Anti-poverty initiative gets under way

ONTARIO — The Malheur County Prosperity Impact Pilot Project was launched Thursday during a meeting at the Four Rivers Cultural Center, with a focus on supporting the creation of a career technical education program for local high school students. The event drew business, education and non-profit representatives as well as county and state agency representatives…

Career technical education plans advance

Treasure Valley Community College’s board of education voted unanimously Tuesday to sign a declaration of cooperation regarding plans for a new career technical education center. The agreement shows commitment from the college to continue moving forward with the project, which was recently chosen by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber as part of an Oregon Solutions Project. … Read more

Poverty to Prosperity advances

ONTARIO — Local residents, businesses and organizations will be asked to put their commitment to the Poverty to Prosperity initiative on the dotted line during a meeting on Nov. 21. Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes, who is leading the Oregon Prosperity Initiative, is scheduled to attend the meeting, which will be at 1:30 p.m. in … Read more

Career education plans proceeding

Ontario — Plans for a career technical education center in Ontario are moving forward, albeit slowly, according to Superintendent Nicole Albisu’s update at last week’s school board meeting. Though still looking for funding, the career technical education center project has been chosen by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber as part of an Oregon Solutions Project, Albisu … Read more