Applications for the 2024-2025 Career Pathways Grants are now open.

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Career Pathways 2023-24 Grantees

High quality college and career pathways from secondary through postsecondary, connected to the workforce, can lead to meaningful careers with family-sustaining wages. Career pathways built on best practices provide access to rigorous coursework, non-academic student supports, exposure to work-based learning and career readiness, and opportunities for college and career exploration.

Foundations of Career and Academic Learning (FOCAL Grants) support schools who are interested in integrating school-wide efforts around career readiness, with specific attention on leveraging personalized learning plans or MyCAP. This work supports enhancing career exploration and learning for all students.

Grantees for 2023-2024 FOCAL Grants are:

  • Jeremiah E. Burke High School
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
  • UAspire

Initiative for Deepening and Expanding Access to Learning through Career Pathways (IDEAL Career Pathways Grants) support schools and their career-focused nonprofit partner organizations to increase student access and persistence in existing career pathways by supporting pathway development in one of six quality elements defined by DESE.

Grantees for 2023-2024 IDEAL Grants are:

  • Apprentice Learning
  • Brighter Boston with the O'Bryant School of Math and Science
  • Charlestown High School
  • Cristo Rey Boston High School
  • Fenway High School
  • Margarita Muñiz Academy
  • Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

Career Pathways Expansion Planning Grants provide interested schools technical support in SY 2022-2023 for a year of planning to develop a new career pathway. These pathways, leading to college and career readiness, technical competencies, work-based learning and post-secondary opportunities, and credentialing will be launched to students in SY 2023-2024.

Grantees for 2023-2024 Planning Grants are:

  • Boston Green Academy
  • Boston International Newcomers Academy
  • Jeremiah E. Burke High School
  • Margarita Muñiz Academy
  • O’Bryant School of Math and Science
  • TechBoston Academy
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