Gateway Cities Career Academies
Official Title: Gateway Cities Career Academies
- Funding History
Gateway Cities Career Academies, created in the FY 2013 budget, support the establishment of local career academies in Gateway Cities. These academies are designed to strengthen partnerships between high schools, institutions of higher education, local employers, and workforce development entities. The Gateway Cities are a focal point for these programs because academic achievement in these communities tends to be below state averages.
Grant recipients can convert existing high schools into comprehensive career academies or they can establish academies within existing schools that provide more targeted services. Stand-alone career academies provide career-specific curricula and work-based learning opportunities for all enrolled students.
Gateway Cities Career Academies grant recipients establish Education and Industry Coordinating Councils (EICCs), collaborations between district leadership and local Workforce Investment Boards, institutions of higher education, industry partners, and employers. These EICCs help create and coordinate work-based learning opportunities and internships for students enrolled in career academies. Career Academies across the state have focused on diverse topics including Environmental Science, Finance, Health Care, and Information Technology.
Career and vocational programs can play a role in overall improvement of educational achievement in the Gateway Cities. According to the Executive Office of Education: "Students in the Gateway Cities have an average four-year graduation rate of 63 percent, and in some of these cities, as few as 15 percent of incoming 9th graders will complete high school on time and enroll in a four-year college or university. Only 21 percent of Gateway Cities residents who are 25 years of age or older have attained a bachelor’s degree, compared with the state average of 39 percent."
Updated January 2017
- Workers with Disabilities
- Workforce Development
- Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Grants
- Community College Workforce Grants
- Digital Health Internship Incentive Fund
- Employment Services Program
- Health Care Workforce Transformation Trust
- Learn to Earn
- Nursing and Allied Health Education Workforce Development
- One-Stop Career Centers
- Pathways to Self-Sufficiency
- Re-Entry Demonstration Workforce Development Program
- Secure Jobs Pilot
- Train Vets to Treat Vets
- Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund
- Workforce Training Fund
- Youth Engagement
- Gang and Youth Violence Prevention (Shannon Grants)
- Gateway Cities Career Academies
- Safe and Successful Youth Initiative
- School to Career Connecting Activities
- Transitional Employment Program (Roca)
- Youth Violence Prevention Grants
- Youth-At-Risk Matching Grants
- YouthBuild Grants