4U2 Community
current position: Home > Gamenews > Text

[rosholt sd school]Mitchell School District receives SD Workforce Education Grant

2021-09-08 19:52:55 

  The district will receive $118,791 through the grant, which will be applied to updating technology in the district’s automobile technology program.

  “Career and technical education is crucial in helping young people successfully prepare for their futures,” said Tiffany Sanderson, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Education, in a statement. “These grants will expand students’ experiences in the classroom and with employers in their communities. I command these districts for providing these opportunities.”

  The South Dakota Legislature established the Workforce Education Fund in 2013. Part of that fund was designated to provide grants for career and technical education programs in secondary schools.

  The purpose of the grant program is to make transformative change in career and technical education programs offered in South Dakota middle and high schools. High-quality CTE programs give students the knowledge, skills and experiences to be prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce. Partnerships among secondary education, postsecondary education and business and industry lay the foundation for modern CTE programs.

  Newsletter signup for email alerts

  The Mitchell School District grant was one of four awarded in the state. Other recipients included the Brookings School District in the amount of $204,000 that will go toward industry-grade robotics and mechanics equipment for its manufacturing program; the Edmunds School District in the amount of $142,454 that will go toward ag innovation and curriculum development and the Rosholt School District in the amount of $225,000 to build a CTE facility to house welding and automotive technology programs.