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Wyoming offering $500K in career and technical education grants to school districts

Automotive students at Pathways Innovation Center. (Brendan LaChance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education is offering up to $125,000 “Career and Technical Education (CTE) Collaboration” grants to support school districts with new or existing CTE programs.

A total of up to $500,000 in grants will be provided with the Wyoming Department of Education to provide a minimum of four grants. The funding will support “the planning, development and implementation of a new, or expansion of an existing high school CTE program or school facility repairs and improvements to CTE classrooms, shops and labs,” WDE Chief Academic Officer Shelley Hamel said in a memo released on Monday. “Programs funded will provide high school students with postsecondary options, connect academic and technical curriculum, provide innovation to ensure career choices, work-based learning, and support the workforce needs of Wyoming.”

The funding period for the grants will be Sept. 30, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2023.

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“Applicants must be a consortia of a school district, at least one post-secondary partner, and at least one business or industry partner,” the memo adds. “Preference will be given to NextGen partners. Grant funds will be awarded no later than August 15, 2021.”

The WDE is accepting grant applications online.

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.