State Board Approves CTE Grants for Five San Mateo County School Districts
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – Last week, the State Board of Education approved $245 million in grant funding for 265 programs that are integrating academics with career technical and professional training. Five San Mateo County school districts were selected to receive more than $3.1 million to help fund their career technical education (CTE) programs.
The Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program, which was established in the 2015-16 state budget, will provide $900 million over the next three years to help school districts, county offices of education, charter schools and Regional Occupational Centers provide and sustain high-quality CTE programs. Grantees are working to prepare students for jobs in current or emerging high-demand fields, including health care, teaching, information technology and emergency services.
"We are excited to hear that five districts in San Mateo County will be receiving over $3 million in funding through the CTE incentive grant," said Vera Jacobson-Lundberg, CTE coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education. "This money will go toward creating new and innovative career pathways in our individual districts, contributing to the growing success of all students in the county."
The grantees from San Mateo County are as follows:
- Cabrillo Unified: $70,662
- Jefferson Union High: $657,013
- San Mateo Union High: $1,133,057
- Sequoia Union High: $1,153,754
- South San Francisco Unified: $138,000
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