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Compton Unified Career Technical Education Dept. was awarded over $300k over 3 years to implement a career pathway in Engineering Technology. This award was part of a larger California Pathways trust grant and is funded by the California Department of Education. The contract was approved through a partnership with El Camino college and it was established to support the budget of implementing engineering pathways at 8 middle schools and 2 high schools in the district.


The Compton Unified Career Technical Education department applied and has been awarded $1.12 million dollars for 2016-2017 school year for the CTEIG grant. The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) program is hereby established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten through grade twelve, inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of new career technical education (CTE) programs and enhance and maintain current CTE programs during implementation of the school district and charter school local control funding formula (LCFF) pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 42238.02.

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The Compton Unified Career Technical Education Department was awarded over $100k to build two engineering computer labs at two high schools. This is a validation grant for the PLTW curriculum. The Investing in Innovation Fund, established under section 14007 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides funding to support (1) local educational agencies (LEAs) and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.

These grants will (1) allow eligible entities to expand and develop innovative practices that can serve as models of best practices, (2) allow eligible entities to work in partnership with the private sector and the philanthropic community, and (3) identify and document best practices that can be shared and taken to scale based on demonstrated success.


The President signed the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 into law on August 12, 2006. The Act  provides an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and post secondary education, and improve state and local accountability. This school year the Compton Career Technical Education Department will receive approximately $375K in funding to support all of our programs at the 3 comprehensive high schools.