Career Technical Education Facilities Program
The Department of Education and Office of Public School Construction will overview the Career Technical Education Facilities Program on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at Stanislaus County Office of Education, located at the MGP Event Center 720 12th Street, Modesto, CA 95354. Under Proposition 51, the state will provide $500 million in matching funds to build, upgrade, modernize CTE facilities and equipment on comprehensive high schools through a competitive grant process.
Come learn about the application process and funding opportunities under the CTEFP. Applications for the next funding cycle are accepted through October 19, 2018. State representatives from both agencies will be available to answer your questions.
Please RSVP by contacting Haley Jensen at HJensen@cde.ca.gov. Please include your name, school district and title.
Proposition 51 CTE Facilities Program
Proposition 51 includes $500 million to construct/modernize CTE facilities as well as purchase equipment on comprehensive high school sites. Joint Powers Authorities currently operating CTE programs may qualify for modernization funds.
On August 23, 2017, the State Allocation Board approved $125 million for the next Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) funding cycle. The application period will close October 19, 2018. This is a competitive grant process and applications must score at least 105 points for consideration of funding.
NOTE: The architectural drawings (site plan and floor plans) required under Part 5 of the CTEFP application do NOT count toward the 10 page limit.
The May 9, 2018 webinar on the CDE's Application Process (Video; 27:03) is now available for viewing.
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Additional Career Technical Education Resources
Career Technical Educational Model Curriculum Standards are written for grades seven through twelve and specify learning goals in 58 career pathways organized around 15 industry sectors.
Adopted Career Technical Education Framework (PDF) is designed to guide curriculum discussions at the local level and the development of a rigorous and relevant career technical education curriculum that increases student achievement.
Career Technical Education Requirements for School Construction Projects at High Schools
The New Construction application (Form SFPD 4.07) (DOC) requires school districts to consult with its career technical education advisory committee if the project is located on a high school (per Education Code Section 17070.52). In addition, Education Code Section 17070.95 requires districts to certify to the State Allocation Board their consultation with their career technical education advisory committee.
Further information on career and technical education advisory committees:
Senate Bill 13 (Chapter 519, Statutes of 2007) Requirements
Senate Bill 13 (Chapter 519, States of 2007) added California Education Code Section 17070.52. This section requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to collect information from Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) on how the needs of Career Technical Education (CTE) are being met. For each new construction project, the LEA must report whether a CTE component is included as part of the project. If not, the LEA must explain how it intends on meeting the CTE needs of the students housed in the project. The applicant must also provide the date on which the CTE advisory committee was consulted. Pursuant to this section, the CDE is required to produce a quarterly report to the Office of Public School Construction.