Innovative CTE Curriculum Grant

The Innovative Career and Technical Education (CTE) Curriculum Grant program provided $4.3 million in funding to foster and scale the most innovative and effective CTE curriculum models in the state. The grant funds are a match to private investments (as authorized under IC 20-19-6-7). The Indiana Works Councils sought grant proposals that leverage evidence-based practices in the development of innovative CTE curriculum at the local level.

The grant was dispersed across two separate grant cycles announced in July 2014 and February 2015. Visit the official Innovative CTE Curriculum Grant webpage for more information.


New Albany Floyd County School Corporation (Prosser)

  • Grant funding: $294,693
  • Private match: $128,000
  • Sector(s): Advanced Manufacturing and Advanced Machine Tool
  • Partners: 21 high schools, Prosser Career Center (grantee), Ivy Tech, Vincennes University, Amatrol, ACI Tool Sales

HIGHLIGHTS: Develops and implements a project-based Advanced Manufacturing curriculum that places a heavy focus on Industrial Maintenance by blending traditional training equipment with interactive multimedia and virtual simulator software. Internships will be required.  This grant proposal is submitted, in part, to finalize the transformation of the traditional Electricity program into a 21st century Advanced Manufacturing program that addresses the needs of Region 10.



Scott County School District

  • Grant funding: $137,606 
  • Private Matching Funds: $62,652 
  • Sector(s): Manufacturing and Welding 
  • Key Partners: Amatrol, Mid-America Science Park, Ivy Tech, Mayor of Scottsburg, Prosser 
  • Start Date: Fall 2015 
  • Metrics:
    •  52 students enrolled 
    • 100% earning certifications and dual credits (MSSC, AWS, Region 10 Work Ethic Certification)
    • 100% will be involved in a 4-hour job-shadowing experience and a minimum 15-hour internship in both Advanced Manufacturing and Welding programs

HIGHLIGHTS: This pilot program and certifications will strengthen and improve alignment of the Advanced Manufacturing and Welding pathways with the employment needs of regional companies The grantee conferred with several regional businesses that will accept students for both job shadowing and participation in externships The grant incorporates the Work Ethic Certification in the curriculum.