Equity for Each: Advanced approaches for improving Equity in Career-Technical Education

3/16/2020

One of Ohio’s greatest education challenges remains equity in education achievement for each child, particularly each child included in a special population as defined in Perkins V. To increase equitable access, engagement and outcomes for Ohio’s career-technical education students, Ohio is committed to helping local recipients identify “equity gaps” in local enrollment and performance data, especially in career field pathways aligned to high-skill, high-wage or in-demand occupations.
 
To encourage innovative and advanced approaches to address these gaps, Ohio will allocate funds through a competitive grant using Perkins V Reserve Funds.
 
This grant helps recipients and the Department identify and promote best practices to improve equity in career-technical education delivery. The grant program prioritizes applications that emphasize collaboration between secondary and postsecondary institutions using strategies that focus on the promotion or expansion of programs of study aligned with state-identified high-skill, high-wage or in-demand occupations. Additionally, the grant will support local recipients in their ongoing development and alignment of local data collection systems to improve data-driven decision-making and strategic planning for special populations and subgroups.
 
The request for applications will be released March 20. Submit applications through the CCIP beginning April 1. The Department must receive all applications by May 31, 2020. For answers to  questions, email Becky Crance.