Planning and Funding a CTE Program in 2024

Watch Focusrite Group in Education's most recent Career and Technical Education planning and funding webinar featuring an esteemed panel of CTE teachers and administrators: 

Mark Beckett, Music & Entertainment Production Technology Instructor, Essex County Donald M.Payne Sr. School of Technology
John Dolan, Director of CTE, Essex County Schools of Technology
Luis Rodriguez, Commercial Music Pathways Director, Lawndale High School, Lawndale, CA
Hatha Parrish, Director of Federal and State Programs, Centinela Valley Union High School District
Roberto Rodriguez, CTE Pathways Specialist, Lawndale High School, Lawndale, CA
- Hosted by Lee Whitmore, Vice President for Education, Focusrite

Our panel shared information on their CTE programs, their experiences applying for funding, and new developments in technical education.

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Video Highlights

Hatha's Expertise as Director of State and Federal Program
Hatha Parrish reviews her role and what she does to help her district secure funding.

John, Hatha and Robert on New Trends
Our panel discusses changes in the funding landscape that teachers and administrators should be aware of.

Luis on the Background of His School Program
Luis Rodriguez discusses his work at Lawndale High School

Robert Discusses His Role As A CTE Admin
Robert Rodriguez elaborates on how he supports the CTE programming at Lawndale High School

Mark on His Students Successes
Mark Beckett reviews some of the successes his students have had after graduating

John's Experience With Perkins and State Grants
John Dolan talks about his experiences with applying for Perkins and other grants available on the state level

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Further Reading

Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology
Newark, NJ students develop pro audio and music career skills on next-gen campus that rivals college facilties.
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Greenwich High School
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Fort Hayes High School
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