New Jersey Department of Education

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO): Skills USA -Year 5

Division: Academics and Performance

Office: Career Readiness

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This Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) grant focuses on the SkillsUSA CTSO. SkillsUSA is a student organization, with chapters throughout New Jersey, that is focused on students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Participating students, through their local chapter, learn and practice leadership development, academic and technical skills and community involvement. Through this NGO, the successful grantee will provide statewide coordination and leadership in the development, management and administration of CTSO co-curricular activities, competitive events, award programs, student leadership activities and professional development for teachers and advisors. CTSO activities are aligned to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and industry standards.

This CTSO program is a continuation grant open to Somerset County Vocational School District, the grantee selected through a competitive process in year one. This NGO covers the fifth year of the grant cycle. Based on the availability of state resources, this fifth year of the grant program will begin September 1, 2021 and end on August 31, 2022.


Eligible Agencies: Somerset County Vo-Tech

Approximate Number of Awards: 1

      Grant Program Type: Continuation

Total Amt. Available: $158,500

Application Due Date:  9/2/2021

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