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.


Heartland Career Center

  • Grant Funds Allocated: $134,886
  • Private Matching Funds: $180,325
  • Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
  • Key Partners: Ford Meter Box, Wabash MPI/Carver, Kellam Inc., Global Precision Parts, Ivy Tech, Wabash Chamber, Miami County Economic Development Commission
  • Start Date: Fall 2015 
  • Metrics: 
    • 40 students enrolled 
    • 75% earning certifications (MSSC, AWS, Introductory SENSE, NIMS, CPT, and APICS)
    • 75% earning at least 15 dual credits
    • 100% completing a WBL experience (with internship preferred) 


  • Creates the Collaborative Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities (CAMO) pathway.
  • HIRE curriculum combined with Ivy Tech Kokomo’s ITEP curriculum will create the Adv Mfg I and II course curricula.
  • Members of the Manufacturing Alliance will serve on the new curriculum planning team to ensure alignment with regional industry needs.
  • Includes components of Indiana’s Work Ethic Certificate with "soft skills" standards and lessons combined with the WIN software and WorkKeys programs.
  • Conversations with CELL have begun to explore the possibility of Heartland Career Center using an Early College High School model with the CAMO initiative.