Our mission is to cultivate the potential of all students, including those historically underserved, by integrating rigorous academic content with relevant work-based skills and learning experiences that inspire and empower them for postsecondary college and careers.
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.
The California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) established the Strong Workforce Program (K-12 SWP) appropriating 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 career education at the K12 level, which is aligned with the workforce development efforts occurring through the community college Strong Workforce Program and regional priorities.
Beginning in 2018-19, there have been 4 rounds of K12 SWP funding. SBCEO has applied for, and received funding for each of the four rounds in the following amounts, with these titles and and with the following foci:
Round 1 - July 1, 2019-December 31, 2021
Title: CTE Consortium
Focus: Develop CTE programming through the purchase of instructional materials & equipment; funding CTE teachers; and providing professional development on best practices in CTE
Round 2: July 1, 2020- December 31, 2022 - Two grants were awarded:
Title: Postsecondary Transitions Grant
Focus: Ensuring seamless pathways and transitions from HS to postsecondary institutions through dual enrollment/articulations and collaboration between LEAs and local community colleges
Title: College & Career Exploration Grant
Focus: Establishing career exploration/awareness courses, purchasing of curriculum/equipment, and funding support activities
Round 3: January 1, 2021- June 30, 2023
Title: Postsecondary Transitions
Focus: Aligning programs between HSs and community colleges and enhancing courses to include industry certifications and relevant work-based learning experiences
Round 4: January 1, 2022- June 30, 2024
Title: Information & Communication Technologies, Engineering, & Manufacturing
Focus: Expanding pathways in regionally undersupplied sectors through increased HS courses, while also developing work-based learning opportunities for students, with a focus on enrollment of underrepresented students, including English Learners
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.
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.