Office of Career and Technical Education opens applications for Education Readiness Grants; Partners with Conexus Indiana and TechPoint

2023-01-12T10:43:34-05:00January 12, 2023|

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE), in partnership with Conexus Indiana and TechPoint, has opened applications for Education Readiness Grants, which provide funding for selected schools to implement high school CTE programs in high-demand career fields, specifically advanced manufacturing and information technology. The grant aims to strengthen partnerships between industry and local schools, while increasing student access to opportunities in these career fields. Schools seeking to implement or expand select programs of study in advanced manufacturing and information technology are eligible to apply. Applications are available here and open through February 15. Grant recipients must demonstrate a direct connection with local employers in advanced manufacturing or information technology with the goal of recruiting more students to CTE and graduating job-ready students with experience and credentials needed by local employers. Schools using Education Readiness Grants must [...]

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet awards nearly $500,000 for high school advanced manufacturing programs

2023-01-17T15:26:40-05:00May 18, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2022) The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has awarded 6 high schools and career centers with an Education Readiness Grant. The new grant program is offered in partnership with Conexus Indiana and will support recipients in preparing students for careers in the increasingly high-tech advanced manufacturing industry. The Cabinet awarded a total of $493,397. Grant recipients will use the funding to purchase new, smart manufacturing technologies and equipment identified in their applications as they prepare to implement programs in the 2022-2023 school year. 2022 Education Readiness Grant recipients: Delphi Community School Corporation Lincoln High School Manchester Community Schools North Montgomery Community School Corporation Plymouth High School Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center Education Readiness Grants complement Indiana’s Next Level Programs of Study (NLPS), which ensures all students have access to career and technical education (CTE) with the opportunity to earn dual credits, postsecondary credentials, [...]

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