The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) within the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has awarded Next Level Programs of Study Planning Grants worth up to $5000 each to 36 Indiana schools and career centers. Next Level Programs of Study are the result of a yearlong statewide collaborative effort to rethink and revitalize CTE programming. The programs of study contain intentional CTE coursework designed to give Indiana students the opportunity to earn valuable credentials while they are in high school.
The planning grants will provide recipients the opportunity to learn more about Next Level Programs of Study and to collaborate with other schools and Office of CTE staff to identify best practices for implementing the programs of study. Planning grant recipients will develop an implementation plan to offer a Next Level Program of Study pilot program during the 2020-2021 school year. Recipients will organize a planning team and attend workshops facilitated by CELL/EWIN staff to develop their implementation plan. Based on the implementation plans, the Office of CTE will select up to 12 recipients for Pilot Program Implementation Grants worth up to $50,000. The pilot programs will serve as models to assist all schools prior to statewide implementation of Next Level Programs of Study for the 2021-2022 school year.