Much has been written in recent years about the need to provide greater work-based learning opportunities for high school students as an instructional strategy to better prepare students for college and the workforce.
The purpose of the Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Students (Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship grants) demonstration program is to support State efforts to expand and improve the transition of high school CTE Students to postsecondary education and employment through apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including Computer Science, that begin during high school. Funds were awarded to the six states for a three-year project period. Abstracts of funded projects can be found below.
Project abstracts (PDF, 132 KB)
Use of Perkins Funds for Registered Apprenticeship Programs
(PDF, 277 KB)
Summary of Responses to the U.S. Department of Education's Request for Information on Work-Based Learning
(PDF, 339 KB)
Rethink Work-based Learning: A Call to Action (Video)
Rethink Work-based Learning: A Call to Action - November 10, 2020
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Rethink Work-based Learning: A Call to Action - November 10, 2020 (Video)
Planning Guide for Aligning Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Apprenticeship Programs
(PDF, 3.7 MB)