Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation

Innovating the education-to-career experience to strengthen economic development and student success

STRONG SCHOOLS

STRONG COMMUNITIES

STRONG ECONOMY

 

Career paths for students that strengthen their lives, our community & the economy

PREPARING OUR

FUTURE WORKFORCE

 

Ensuring success in college and career

 

Now Accepting Girls Tinker Academy Applications

The Girls Tinker Academy is a two-week program where middle schoolers can explore, investigate, design and make things while applying academic concepts in science, technology, engineering and math.

The hands-on sessions introduce participants to coding, modeling, crafting, sewing and building. Dozens of activities take place over the two weeks and students get to take home everything they make including models made on the 3D printer, sewing projects and more!

Applications due Thursday, March 26.

92 new or enhanced CTE programs implemented since 2013

new or enhanced CTE programs implemented since 2013

students engaged in CTE programs

$million grants

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 $2.8

million in grants to schools

2231 student completing financial literacy programs

students completing financial literacy programs

OUR SOLUTIONS

Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Aligning Education and Industry Through Competitive Grant Making

Grants to schools to enhance or expand programs for career technical education and training in Sonoma County.

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College and Career Ready

Addressing Regional Workforce Needs Through Education

Partnerships for industry-based learning and career exploration.

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Student with solar panels

Creating Relevance for Students Through Industry Engagement

Special initiatives that provide opportunities for all students to prepare for entry level-positions, lifelong careers, and post-secondary education.

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Community WISE Project

Investing in STEM initiatives for girls and women that enrich learning and career opportunities.

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NEWS & UPDATES

Cloverdale High creating makers and bakers

Kaylie L., Cloverdale High School “I’ve always wanted to be a baker,” said Kaylie, so it’s no surprise that she has twice enrolled in the Farm-to-Table Culinary class, one of many funded by CTE Foundation. “I loved this class and recommend it for everyone,” said...

Our work is possible due to the generous support of public/private organizations and individuals like you. Your gift is tax deductible and will truly make a difference to hundreds of students every year.