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Career Launch Funding

Funding Overview

Three types of funding are available to develop, expand and equip Career Launch programs.

  • Career Launch development or expansion — for community and technical colleges, business partners, industry leads, and K-12 schools that partner with higher education institutions
  • Career Launch enrollment growth — for community and technical colleges
  • Career Launch equipment — for community and technical colleges

Types of Funding and Application Process

For endorsed or not-yet endorsed programs 

Offered through the Employment Security Department, this funding can be used to develop new Career Launch programs or to prepare an existing program to become endorsed as a Career Launch program. Colleges, business and labor partners, industry leads, and K-12 partners can all apply for this funding.

The application deadline for this round of funding for development or expansion was August 15, 2019. Additional opportunities are anticipated, starting in late fall 2019. Please sign up at Career Connect Washington to receive funding updates.

For endorsed programs at community and technical colleges 

Offered through the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), this funding opportunity is intended to provide for new or expanded enrollments within eligible Career Launch endorsed programs in the Washington Community and Technical College System. Eligible Career Launch endorsed programs are credit bearing programs that have received a Career Launch endorsement from the Career Connected Learning Cross-Agency Work Group’s Career Launch Endorsement Review Team. More information about the endorsement process can be found on the Career Launch Endorsement Review (CLER) page.

Resources made available through this allocation program will support the implementation of new and expanded Career Launch endorsed programs by providing Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) funding to successful applicants. This allocation program will provide for building capacity for career connected workforce training in high demand occupations where unmet employer demand exists for programs that integrate the principles of work-based learning. Capacity building will be accomplished, in part, by ensuring that students have access to training, simulations, and equipment that advance high quality workforce programs, integrate supervised paid work-based learning experiences, align classroom learning with both academic and employer standards, and lead to a valuable credential(s) beyond the high school diploma or confer at least forty-five college credits towards a two-year or four-year postsecondary credential.

Applications can be submitted via the State Board's Online Grant Management System (OGMS) through Thursday, October 24, 2019. Funding is anticipated to be released to colleges in mid-December. 

SBCTC anticipates releasing a second round of this Career Launch allocation program for the 2020-21 academic year (FY21) in order to continue growing new and expanded Career Launch endorsed programs.

For endorsed programs at community and technical colleges

Offered through the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, this funding opportunity is intended to provide for the purchase and installation of capital equipment that supports student learning within eligible Career Launch endorsed programs in the Washington Community and Technical College System. 

Applications can be submitted via the State Board's Online Grant Management System (OGMS) through December 1, 2020.  Learn more about the application process at the Career Launch Capital Equipment Funding page.

Reporting Requirements

By the end of each fiscal year — June 30 — Career Launch programs funded through the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges must report to the State Board:

  • Whether and by how much enrollment grew by headcount and FTE
  • A plan to encourage enrollments over the next funded year

Contacts

Carli Schiffner
Deputy Executive Director, Education
cschiffner@sbctc.edu
360-704-4353

Scott Copeland
Associate Director for Campus Support
scopeland@sbctc.edu
360-704-4397

 

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