Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON CTE - TWO Grant Awards Highlight CTE

It's been a VERY GOOD month in the Career & Technical Education Department as the High School has been selected to receive over $500,000 in two grants highlighting the expansion and STEM alignment of our Environmental Technology & Sustainability and our Drafting Design & Pre-engineering educational pathways.

On March 3rd Governor Baker announced an award of $492,519 Workforce Skills Capital Grant for the expansion of our Environmental Technology & Sustainability program, which will include the development of an educational energy center. The Green Innovation Center will contain multiple energy centers for students to gather data on alternative energy sources. Students will be able to research and witness the impact of various natural and man made resources on the environment and within the building space. Environmental teacher, Mrs. Yeager was the driving force behind the proposal which has garnered the highest monetary award in the high school's history.

On the tail of the healthy Workforce Skills Grant, our Drafting Design & Pre-engineering pathway received the nod to receive a grant for $35,000 to align part of the curriculum with the Project Lead The Way initiative. Through the course of the next two school years, Ms. Harwood and Mr. Delano will oversee the implementation of the PLTW Engineering courses that will be integrated throughout the 3 year pathway of courses. Also included in the award is the purchase of all new computer equipment for the lab.  

Congrats all around CTE!!!!



Related Press Release Links

http://www.mass.gov/governor/press-office/press-releases/fy2017/administration-awards-workforce-skills-capital-grants.html

http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/news/1-million-grant-awarded-to-develop-stem-high-quality-.html