OAKLAND’S CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
6/29/2018 - DEAD - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(13). (Last location was S. ED. on 6/7/2018)
OUSD Board Position: Support
OUSD has invested funding, time, and resources to build and support a robust and rigorous Career Technical Education (CTE) program because our data show that students enrolled in CTE courses excel in school and are more likely to graduate when compared to students who don’t enroll in CTE coursework. Furthermore, OUSD is committed to preparing every student for college and career success, and we believe that CTE programs are vital to accomplishing our mission.
Unfortunately, State funding for one of the largest and most successful CTE programs is at risk. Governor Brown’s 2018-19 State Budget proposal, while it includes a $200 million investment for programs that promote workforce development, does not guarantee that these dollars would flow to programs such as those here in Oakland.
Assemblymember O’Donnell introduced AB 1743, which would have invested $1.5 BILLION over the next three years to sustain CTE programs, including those serving Oakland students.