Friday, September 2, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced the recipients of the Career and Technical Education Rural Grant today. Fifteen career and technical education districts and four post-secondary institutions received grants totaling more than $1.73 million to support innovative projects focused on the development, improvement and/or expansion of career and technical education (CTE) programs in rural areas.

“Every student should have the opportunity to participate in high-quality career and technical education courses no matter where they live in the state,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Over the past four years, the Indiana Department of Education has supported the expansion of CTE programs in communities throughout Indiana, increasing the number of participating students to more than 175,000. I am excited to continue the Department’s support of these essential programs through the Career and Technical Education Rural Grant today.”

This is the third round of Career and Technical Education Rural Grants. Grant funds support CTE programs in rural areas that are addressing local, regional or statewide workforce development needs in high skill, high wage or high demand occupations in critical or emerging industries. Funding for the grant is provided through the federal Perkins program.

A list of recipients of the Career and Technical Education Rural Grant can be found below:

Institution Grant Amount
Area District 9 – Impact Institute $83,000
Area District 10 – Indian Trails Career Co-op $100,000
Area District 12 – Warsaw Area Career Center $99,700
Area District 13 – Wawasee Career and Technical Co-op $95,782
Area District 16 – Century Career Center $98,000
Area District 18 – Area 18 CTE Co-op $100,000
Area District 23 – West Central Indiana Career Co-op $98,856
Area District 28 – Richmond Area Career Center $100,000
Area District 29 – Wabash River CTE District $100,000
Area District 30 – Area 30 Career Center $78,249
Area District 38 – Blue River Career Programs $100,000
Area District 40 – North Lawrence Career Center $100,000
Area District 43 – Twin Rivers CTE Area $100,000
Area District 44 – Lost River Career Co-op $99,909
Area District 47 – Patoka Valley & Perry County Career & Technical Co-op $74,674
Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus $74,725
Ivy Tech Community College – Southeast/Madison $42,378
Ivy Tech Community College – Northeast/Fort Wayne $99,997
Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington $85,031

Additional information about Career and Technical Education can be found on the Department’s website: