Dear Colleagues –
On behalf of the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), I am pleased to announce five new grants totaling $4,046,951 that have been awarded under the High School Career and Technical Education Teacher Pathway Initiative (CTE-TPI). With valuable input from the CTE field, we recognized that consistent shortages of high school CTE teachers make it difficult to respond to student and community interest in creating or expanding CTE programs focused on in-demand industry sectors and occupations in States and communities where such shortages exist. CTE-TPI provides funding for activities designed to increase the recruitment and retention of high school CTE teachers for CTE programs that align to in-demand industry sectors or occupations.
The five grant award recipients are:
The School Board of Broward County: $749,662
Portland Community College: $622,101
Southeast Kansas Education Service Center: $899,407
New Jersey Department of Education: $876,081
Tennessee Department of Education: $899,700
Out of 32 applications submitted, these five grant recipients received the highest ranking from panels composed of nonfederal peer reviewers with expertise in CTE, the alignment of secondary or postsecondary CTE programs to address labor market needs, teacher certification, and teacher preparation and support.
Each CTE-TPI grant recipient has been awarded a single grant for a three-year project period. CTE-TPI is funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).
CTE-TPI project abstracts will be posted shortly to the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network at http://cte.ed.gov/initiatives/high-school-cte-teacher-pathway.
Sharon Lee Miller, Director
Division of Academic and Technical Education