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March 2020  

  Apply by April 3 for Workforce Education Grants

The South Dakota Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2020 Workforce Education Grants. This is your chance to dream big and make transformative changes to your district’s career and technical education programs.

  • What have you always wanted to make happen in your career and technical education programs?
  • What kind of career guidance programs have you hoped to create?
  • In what ways could your current programs be revised to align with today’s high-tech, knowledge-based industries?
  • What partnerships have you wanted to establish or grow, but haven’t had the resources to dedicate to the effort?
  • What kinds of work-based learning experiences have you hoped to incorporate in your students’ education?
  • In what ways have you wanted to customize students’ educational experiences?
  • What would it take to blur the lines between academic learning and career preparation?
Resources, including guidance, examples of past projects, and the application, are available on the Department of Education's Workforce Education Grants webpage. Questions can be directed to Kara Schweitzer, 605-220-3381.

Applications are due April 3. Awards will be announced by April 20.

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