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.


Columbus Area Career Connection (C4)

  • Grant funding: $204,805
  • Private match: $69,000
  • Sector(s): Maintenance Technician
  • Partners: Multiple high schools (feeder schools for C4), Ivy Tech Columbus, Purdue Columbus, Enkei America, Honda, Cummins Inc., NTN Driveshaft Inc., Caltherm, EcO15, SIPS

HIGHLIGHTS: New courses will be designed to model a polytechnic institute.  Curriculum consists of a 2-3 year course of study.  The 2-year (720 hour) curriculum for Maintenance Technician courses will guide students through the skills described as necessary by the GAP Analysis process, including: safety, robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, basic and preventive machining, instrumentation, basic micro processes, blueprint reading, welding, HVAC, rigging, CNC programmable controllers, and gauge reading.  Students may specialize in Electronics or Machining.  Work based learning (WBL) options will exist in the senior year.