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ESC19 Wins Catalyzing CTE Competition

ESC19 Wins Catalyzing CTE Competition

Education Service Center Region 19 has won a federal award for free technical assistance at no cost, a value of approximately $150,000-$225,000, to expand their CTE programs. Covid-19 threatens employment opportunities for young people and budgets for CTE programs. That’s why innovative funding mechanisms are needed now more than ever to boost program sustainability and improve outcomes for under-served youth. This award helps programs improve their services, assess labor market needs, and scale up by accessing innovative outcomes-based financing vehicles. ESC 19 wrote in its application that “The Pay for Success model will act as a catalyst by helping us promote and recruit students for the emerging biomedical field.”