District Receives $1.7 Million Career and Technical Education Grant

Orange, Calif. - January 27, 2016 - Orange Unified School District’s (OUSD) Office of Curriculum and Instruction, in the division of Educational Services, is pleased to announce that the California Department of Education has awarded a Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) to OUSD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in the amount of $1.7 million. This grant will help encourage new secondary level (grades 7-12) CTE pathways and strengthen existing CTE pathways.  Funds from the CTEIG will be used to support the growth of high-quality Career and Technical Education in the district. Based on the grant requirements and to ensure program sustainability, the district is allocating funds to classroom equipment, advanced technology, instructional supplies, capital outlay projects, and professional development for CTE teachers.

The CTEIG program was established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing students in kindergarten through grade twelve with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. This grant is designed to boost and maintain the delivery of existing CTE programs and to create academically rigorous, integrated, sequenced pathways that produce career ready citizens. CTE courses and pathways provide students with opportunities to experience relevant learning while practicing critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, innovation, teamwork, communication; all important workplace skills. OUSD looks forward to highlighting the positive impact this grant will have on our students.

More information about the OUSD CTE program is online at www.orangeusd.org/cte/.

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.