COD Receives $565,193 ICCB Perkins Grant
By Robyn Johnson
The Illinois Community College Board recently awarded College of DuPage a $565,193 grant to support Career and Technical Education programs through the FY13 Perkins Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Program.
The emphasis of this prominent funding stream is to ensure that quality CTE programs provide opportunities for high school and college students to build academic, career and technical skills, with partnerships among secondary education, postsecondary education and industry to promote student success.
This grant will fund equipment acquisition, facilities enhancements and a variety of educational activities, including field trips and new materials in the Academics Lab for the Early Childhood Education program; a speaker series to augment Human Services courses; expanded technology for the Physical Therapy Assistant program lab; new equipment and materials for the Dental Hygiene and Health Information Technology programs; two Career/Internship fairs for CTE disciplines; workshops for employers in CTE disciplines to encourage program hires; and faculty training on assessment and program-related software.
For more information, please call the COD Academic Affairs Office at (630) 942-3249.
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