Career and Technical Education

GrantWatch.com publishes workforce grants and is excited about the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act passed by the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 13. The bill adds flexibility to the allotment of federal funds for apprenticeships and workforce training.

This bill will allow funds to be distributed to schools and other career and technical education models. This bill is coming under the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 1984. 

According to the new bill, states can use up to 15% of these federal funds for career and technical education models. Many organizations are excited about the change and look forward to preparing workers for the technologically high-demand careers of the 21st century.

Here are some career and technological education grants that you can find at GrantWatch.com and MWBEzone.com.

Grants to USA IHEs for Programs that Support Minority Student Recruitment and Retention in STEM

Deadline: 10/14/2016

Grants to Delaware LEAs in Rural Communities to Promote Career Readiness and Technical Education

Deadline: 10/14/2016

Grants to Oklahoma Individual Artists for Art Materials and Technology to Jumpstart Their Careers

Deadline: 10/15/2016

Grants to USA and Japan Nonprofits for Leadership and STEM Programs for Youth and Young Women

Deadline: 10/15/2016

Grants to New Hampshire Businesses for Professional Development Programs to Enhance Employee Skills

Deadline: 10/21/16

Intensive Business Course and Mentoring Program for USA Veterans with Disabilities

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA Nonprofits for STEM Education, Workforce Development, Environment, Culture and Social Services

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA and Israel Nonprofits for Urban Affairs, Jewish Life, Biomedical Research and Education Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

It's integral to invest in and for the future. You wouldn't go without saving for retirement, would you? In the same way, investing in education and development programs for specified career tracks is preparing for the future.

What careers will be in demand in the future? According to salary.com, these will include healthcare, information technology and alternative energy – all of which require a solid background in STEM. So, investing in related educational models for career preparation would be wise. 

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