IDOE Awards $1.7M in CTE Grants

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Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.

The Indiana Department of Education has awarded $1.7 million in Career and Technical Education Rural Grants. Funding was given to 15 career and technical education districts and four Ivy Tech Community College campuses to support CTE programs in rural areas.

The department says these CTE programs address local, regional and statewide work force development needs for careers in "critical or emerging industries." The grants will boost the development, improvement and/or expansion of rural CTE programs.

"Every student should have the opportunity to participate in high-quality career and technical education courses no matter where they live in the state," said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. "Over the past four years, the Indiana Department of Education has supported the expansion of CTE programs in communities throughout Indiana, increasing the number of participating students to more than 175,000."

The grant recipients include: 

  • Area District 9 – Impact Institute: $83,000
  • Area District 10 – Indian Trails Career Co-op: $100,000
  • Area District 12 – Warsaw Area Career Center: $99,700
  • Area District 13 – Wawasee Career and Technical Co-op: $95,782
  • Area District 16 – Century Career Center: $98,000
  • Area District 18 – Area 18 CTE Co-op: $100,000
  • Area District 23 – West Central Indiana Career Co-op: $98,856
  • Area District 28 – Richmond Area Career Center: $100,000
  • Area District 29 – Wabash River CTE District: $100,000
  • Area District 30 – Area 30 Career Center: $78,249
  • Area District 38 – Blue River Career Programs: $100,000
  • Area District 40 – North Lawrence Career Center: $100,000
  • Area District 43 – Twin Rivers CTE Area: $100,000
  • Area District 44 – Lost River Career Co-op: $99,909
  • Area District 47 – Patoka Valley & Perry County Career & Technical Co-op: $74,674
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus: $74,725
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Southeast/Madison: $42,378
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Northeast/Fort Wayne: $99,997
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington: $85,031
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