Applications available for career pathways grant program

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 23, 2014

The California Career Pathways Trust (CCCT) is a competitive grant program to provide pathways between education and careers. The program was created as part of the 2013-14 State Budget.  This week, in a joint press conference, Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (D) announced that the request for application period is now open.

The CCCT provides $250 million in competitive grants to build stronger partnerships between business, K-12 and community colleges to better train and prepare students for the workplace. Grants will be awarded to those high schools, community colleges, charter schools and county offices of education that are working with business partners to create career pathways for high-need, high-growth industry sectors, like manufacturing. The grants will be available over a three-year period and the money awarded can be spent through 2018. 

According to the press release, local education agencies interested in applying must submit a letter of intent by February 14 with completed applications due by March 28. Those of you who are currently partnering with local high schools or community colleges to provide training and support should discuss this opportunity with your education contacts. And, if you have an interest in developing such a partnership, these grants offer a great opportunity to build manufacturing training programs to meet the workforce needs in your region. 

For more information, see this week’s press release: visit the CCCT website:

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