Boosting Readiness for College and Career

CTE Pathways Initiative: Systems Innovations Grant

The CTE Pathways Initiative's Systems Innovations Grant was designed to complement the Best Practices Grant. Grants are awarded to CTEs who develop new, “outside-the-box” solutions to systemic challenges that change the way CTEs recruit, engage, and educate their students about career pathways. While applicants for the grant were asked to propose their own plan, they were also encouraged to address any or all of five areas - off-site delivery of CTE experiences, parental engagement, regional collaboration, data collection, and expanding partnerships.

Grant Recipients

(Listed by grant cohort)


  • Hancock County Technical Center (Ellsworth)
  • Region 8, Mid-Coast School of Technology (Rockland)
  • Region Ten Technical High School (Brunswick)


  • Bath Regional Career and Technical Center (Bath)
  • Biddeford Regional Center of Technology (Biddeford)
  • Foster Career & Technical Education Center (Farmington)
  • Lewiston Regional Technical Center (Lewiston)
  • Northern Penobscot Tech Region III (Lincoln)
  • Portland Arts and Technology High School (Portland)
  • Region 11, Oxford Hills Technical School (South Paris)
  • Region 9 School of Applied Technology (Mexico)
  • Sanford Regional Technical Center (Sanford)
  • Tri-County Technical Center (Dexter)
  • Waldo County Technical Center (Belfast)