New Jersey Department of Education

Building Capacity for Career Pathways in Comprehensive Schools-Cohort 2-Competitive

Division: Academics and Performance

Office:  Career Readiness

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The goal of the Building Capacity for Career Pathways in Comprehensive Schools NGO is to “increase access and opportunities for New Jersey students to participate in high-quality career and technical education programs in comprehensive high schools, delivered through career pathways leading to high-skill, high-wage and in-demand careers. This limited-competitive grant will build off the successful (previous) grant, “Building Capacity for Career Pathways: A Pilot Program for Comprehensive High Schools”.

The overall expected outcomes of this grant program are to:

  • Increase the number of students participating in high-quality CTE programs through career pathways;
  • Improve career preparation of students;
  • Increase the number of students attaining industry-valued and postsecondary credentials during high school, and who are eligible to continue education and credential attainment in a career pathway after graduation; and
  • Provide technical assistance to build capacity for model career pathways statewide, creating a community of experienced and knowledgeable educators, industry, and postsecondary partners.

The NJDOE is offering this NGO to comprehensive school districts, including regional school districts or charter schools, serving grades 9-12 that do not currently have an approved CTE program and/or CTE program of study. The grant applicants will build two CTE programs of study aligned to the NJDOL Key

Industries providing career pathways to their students. Awards will be made on a regional basis. Applicants may apply for up to $75,000 in year one.

This is the first year of a four-year program. 

Based on the availability of state vocational aid, this first year of the grant program will begin March 1, 2022 and end on January 31, 2023.


Eligible Agencies: Comprehensive School District, Regional School District or Charter School serving grades 9-12

Approximate Number of Awards: 9 Grant Program Type:  Competitive  
Total Amt. Available: $675,000 Application Due Date:  1/13/2022  

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