Gov. Jay Nixon was in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday to announce $450,000 in grants for a metro-area Missouri Innovation Campus.
The Northland CAPs program connects high school students from six local districts to nearby employers, where they learn job skills while earning college credit.
"That's a win for our colleges and universities, a win for Missouri business and, more importantly, a win for our students," said Nixon.
National non-profit USA Funds awarded Missouri $1 million to expand the Innovation Campus program last fall.