Major investment in career technical education will expand hands-on learning to 140 schools
Oregon Department of Education Announcement – January 7
In a major expansion of career readiness investment, 140 Oregon middle schools and high schools – serving more than 90,000 students – will receive Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grants totaling $8.87 million. The CTE Revitalization Grant funds will benefit students, schools and local employers around the state in fields such as health care, advanced manufacturing, construction, engineering, agriculture, renewable energy technology and more.
“Oregon’s competitiveness is fundamentally linked to the availability of a skilled workforce,” said Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. “This is a huge win for students and our ability to support well-paying jobs around the state. Today’s announcement represents the most significant investment in career education and hands-on learning in a generation. More students will have access to 21st century shop classes and applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction as a result.” (At least 9 of the 24 grants have a construction related component!) Grant summary descriptions.
One-third of all grant-funded projects are located in non-metropolitan Oregon counties. A map of grant-funded programs can be found here. The full list of schools and districts awarded CTE grants can be found here.