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California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT)

Provides an overview of the California Career Pathways Trust created by Assembly Bill 86.

Overview

In July 2014, the California Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law the California Education Code, sections 53010 through 53016, and the Budget Act of 2014, Statutes 2014, creating the California Career Pathways Trust. Funds in the amount of $250 million have been made available to school districts, county superintendents of schools, direct-funded charter schools, regional occupational centers or programs operated by a joint powers authority, and community college districts in the form of one-time competitive grants. Grants have been awarded for kindergarten through grade fourteen career pathways programs that accomplish the following:

  • Fund specialists in work-based learning, as defined in Section 51760.1 of the Education Code, to convene, connect, measure, or broker efforts to establish or enhance a locally defined career pathways program that connects school districts, county superintendents of schools, charter schools, and community colleges with business entities.
  • Establish regional collaborative relationships and partnerships with business entities, community organizations, and local institutions of postsecondary education.
  • Develop and integrate standards-based academics with a career-relevant, sequenced curriculum following industry-themed pathways that are aligned to high-need, high-growth, or emerging regional economic sectors.
  • Provide articulated pathways to postsecondary education aligned with regional economies.
  • Leverage and build on any of the following:
    • Existing structures, requirements, and resources of the Carl D. Perkins, California Partnership Academies, and regional occupational programs, including staff knowledge, community relationships, and course development.
    • Matching resources and in-kind contributions from public, private, and philanthropic sources.
    • The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program and its sector strategies and deputy sector navigators.
    • Participation in the local California Community Colleges Skills Panel.

The full text of the California Education Code, sections 53010 through 53016 can be found on the California Legislative Information Web site External link opens in new window or tab..

Funding

Funds in the amount of $250 million has been made available to school districts, county superintendents of school, charter schools, and community college districts in the form of one-time competitive grants.

The funding results for the first round of the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant, announced on May 30, 2014 can be found on the CCPT 2014 funding results page.

The funding results for the second round of the CCPT grant, California Career Pathways Implementation grant, announced on May 27, 2015 can be found on the CCPT 2015 Implementatio funding results page.

The funding results for the second round of the CCPT grant, California Career Pathways Consortium Development grant, announced on April 9, 2015 can be found on the CCPT 2015 Development funding results page.

Contact Information

For more information regarding the California Career Pathways Trust, please contact Abby Medina, Education Programs Consultant, Career and College Transition Division, by phone at 916-319-0491 or by e-mail at amedina@cde.ca.gov; or Karen Shores, Education Programs Consultant, by phone at 916-324-5634 or by e-mail at kshores@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   California Career Pathways Trust | CareerPathways@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-6398
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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