Future Ready CTE


This past legislative session, revisal to the 2017 funding for a “Rural Career and Technical Education (CTE) Consortium” made allowance for South Central Service Cooperative and the Southeast Service Cooperative to collaborate in a joint application to MDE for award of 3 million dollars on behalf of its collective members and partners, for the grant period of October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. The total award amount is $1.5 million. This project is called, Future Ready CTE.
CTE programs are a sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge and skills to provide students a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. CTE teaches transferable workplace skills in applied learning contexts to provide opportunities to explore high-demand career options and gives students the technology and skills needed for success in adult life. CTE programs help to connect students with high-skill, high-demand, or high wage careers.