San Diego Unified School District Career, College and Technical Education (CCTE) programs were awarded $10,587,801 for new and modernized facilities at six district high schools. The award program was designed to enhance educational opportunities for students interested in technical careers. Funds were allocated to local districts with strong career technical programs in place.
The bond-funded grants were allocated on a per square foot basis, with a maximum of $3 million for each new construction project and $1.5 million for each modernization project. For both types of grants, the required local contribution is 50 percent of project costs.
The district submitted eight proposals, seven of which are being funded, based on career technical education goals. Making sure students have full access to high-quality career technical education programs, improving student engagement and success by integrating academic and technical education around careers and student interest, and providing students with exposure to real-world work environments are among the district’s highest goals.
Three of the seven accepted proposals were among the top five in the region, which includes San Diego, Imperial and parts of Orange Counties. A total of 26 projects were funded in the region, totaling more than $14 million. The following projects received awards:
- Mission Bay Magnet for Global Studies and Technology, Entrepreneurship Academy awarded $195,900 for renovation of its student run business enterprise. Total project cost: $391,800.
- Morse High School, Culinary Program awarded $1,916,386 for a new industry-standard kitchen, cafe and instructional area. Total project cost: $3,832,772.
- Construction Tech Academy at the Kearny High Educational Complex, Building Trades and Construction Program awarded $1,167,073 for renovated Engineering and Construction labs. Total project cost: $2,334,146.
- Garfield High School Culinary Program awarded $845,211 for a new industry-standard kitchen, outdoor cafe and instructional area. Total project cost: $1,690,422.
- Madison High School Auto Tech Academy Program awarded $2,366,312 for additional service stalls, classrooms and auditorium for its program seeking National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certified automotive program status. Total project cost: $4,732,624.
- Morse High School Auto Body Repair Program awarded $2,999,182 for new and additional service stalls, paint booths, lecture rooms and computer lab for its National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certified automotive program. Total project cost: $5,998,364.
- School of Media, Visual and Performing Arts at the San Diego High Educational Complex, Multimedia Production Program awarded $1,097,737 for a renovated production studio, broadcast facilities and control and automation systems. Total project cost: $2,195,474.