Missouri announces Career & Technical Education Grants for local institutions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded several local Career and Technical Education programs with grant funding.

Officials say the support will help ensure that Missouri students are prepared for success upon graduation and further contribute to developing Missouri’s workforce.

“Career and technical education are critical to our workforce development goals here in the State of Missouri,” Governor Parson said. “Every day the necessity for a post-secondary degree, trade, or industry-recognized credential is growing for good-paying jobs across the state, and we want to support Missourians as they seek to learn new skills, especially in our career and technical education programs.”

The following local institutions received funds:

  • Carthage Technical Center, Carthage, $400,000.00
  • Crowder College Technical Education Center, Neosho, $400,000.00
  • Franklin Technology Center, Joplin, $400,000.00
  • Lamar Career & Technical Center, Lamar, $323,500.00
  • Nevada Regional Technical Center, Nevada, $400,000.00

Institutions selected will use the funding for the following areas:

• Create new high-demand and emerging programs
• Construct a new area career center building
• Renovate or build an addition to an existing area career center
• Update or expand current CTE programs
• Improve infrastructure for safety and equipment needs
• Upgrade equipment and instructional technology

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