Kind announces Hmong culture grant to CVTC
Rep. Ron Kind announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program will be granting CVTC $87,615.
The money is for a study-abroad experience for program participants that includes a 4-week visit to Hmong villages and schools in Thailand.
Kind says it is so educators can gain a firsthand understanding of cultural norms, practices, and living conditions of Hmong students and families who have relocated from Asia to the Midwest.
Twelve educators will have the opportunity to participate in the project. Six instructors will be selected from CVTC, Northcentral Technical College, Western Technical College, and 6 will be selected from K-12 schools within the Eau Claire, Wausau, La Crosse, Cornell, and Elk Mound School Districts.