KHS STARTS NEW BIOTECH CLASS

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Kearney High School (KHS) will launch a new biotechnology science class—the only large high school in Nebraska to offer a biotechnology class, which will have a significant impact on the students and our community.  The class is made possible by a  $10,000 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.    One of the fastest growing industries in Nebraska is biotechnology--yet there is a shortage of people with the skills and knowledge to fill biotechnology jobs and professions. Biotechnology occupations are expected to grow 30%-40% in Nebraska, and there are no high schools in Nebraska with a biotechnology class to expose students to the skills and knowledge that will be sought by employers and colleges.  Thanks to this grant, the KHS college and career preparation program make us uniquely capable to advance student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations. KHS will be the first large school in Nebraska to offer a biotechnology class to students; launching students on a journey of discovery