Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)
The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) is a state education, economic and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. Through an annual competitive process, grants are provided by the California Department of Education (CDE) to local educational agencies (LEAs) to encourage and maintain the delivery of Career Technical Education Programs.
K-12 Strong Workforce Program (K-12 SWP)
The California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) established the kindergarten through 12th grade component of the Strong Workforce Program (K-12 SWP) appropriating annual ongoing career education funding to strengthen the pathways for students from secondary to post-secondary education. K12 SWP intends to create, support, and /or expand high-quality carer education at the K12 level that is aligned with the workforce development efforts occurring through the community college Strong Workforce Program and regional priorities.
Perkins is a federal act established to improve career-technical education programs, integrate academic and career-technical instruction, serve special populations, and meet gender equity needs.
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) places a strong emphasis on the alignment of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study with state, regional and local economies. Specifically, the legislation requires Perkins funded programs to prepare students for “high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand occupations.” These terms — high skill, high wage and in demand — are foundational to Perkins V, appearing in both the purpose of the law and the definition of CTE.
Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant
The Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant provides local educational agencies with funds to improve the quality of their agricultural vocational education programs. The goal is to maintain a high-quality, comprehensive agricultural vocational program in California's public school system to ensure a constant source of employable, trained, and skilled individuals.