Career Technical Education (CTE)
WHAT IS CTE?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides multiple pathways to a wide range of in-demand careers with competitive salaries. Available to high school students and adults, CTE courses combine rigorous academics with technical skills in hands-on learning environments. CTE programs partner with businesses, industry leaders, and post-secondary institutions to provide opportunities for students to succeed in both the workforce and post-secondary education.
GRANTS THAT SUPPORT COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
K-12 Strong Workforce Program
In 2018-19, the state appropriated ongoing annual $150 million for K-12 local education agencies (LEAs) through the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) to bridge CTE course sequences, programs, and pathways in secondary schools to existing career and education course sequences, programs, and pathways in community colleges, forming coherent K-14 CTE pathways that lead to living-wage employment in the region. (Education Code 88827)
Career Technical Education Incentive Grant
The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) program is established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to encourage, maintain, and strengthen the delivery of high-quality career technical education (CTE) programs. (Education Code 53070–53076.4)
CTE GRANT COMPARISON