Applications for the 2016-2018 CTE Demonstration Project Grant will be available Spring 2016. Do you have a project in mind? A project in the works that needs some funding or a face-lift? Start planning now!
Call for proposals will be announced in the early spring and the application deadline will be June 1, 2016.
The Career Technical Education Demonstration Project Grant program is based on Wyoming’s Career Technical Education Strategic Plan developed in 2007 entitled, “New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in Wyoming”. The program’s purpose is to continue the work started in 2008 to: (i) Prepare high school students for postsecondary options, including two (2) year and four (4) year college, apprenticeship, military and formal employment training; (ii) Connect academic and technical curriculum grounded in academic and industry standards; (iii) Provide innovation strategies for ensuring student access to career choices, as well as opportunities for work-based learning and dual enrollment in related postsecondary education courses; (iv) Support workforce, education and economic needs of Wyoming.
The awarded consortia of required core partners and additional partners under this program may request the Wyoming Department of Education for reimbursement of expenses associated with planning, development and implementation of a CTE demonstration project as a new or expansion to any existing high school CTE program in a school district.
Amounts awarded under this program shall be used for the following: 1) Curriculum development, 2) Project design costs, and 3) Fund initial purchases of equipment and supplies incurred for the demonstration project. Consortia project proposal applications must focus on systemic development of career clusters, career pathways, career guidance, course sequencing, academic core-career technical education integration and curriculum alignment with industry standards.
Economic Development Areas and Career Clusters
The demonstration project must also lead secondary students from all levels to the workforce, certificate, credential, or college in the identified economic development areas and career clusters. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Development in partnership with economic development agencies identify areas of critical need for economic development for each grant funding period.