RHS Receives $231,700 CTE Revitalization Grant

Redmond High School Receives $231,700 CTE Grant from Oregon Department of Education and Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI)

Redmond, Ore – Redmond High School has been awarded $231,700 through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grant by the Oregon Department of Education and the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI).

ODE and BOLI issued statewide CTE Revitalization Grants totaling $9 million to one hundred and forty-two middle schools and high schools in Oregon. The CTE Revitalization Grant funds will serve diverse communities around the state with programs focused on advanced manufacturing, engineering, agricultural science, app development, robotics, tourism, forestry, home renovation and health care.

Redmond High School plans to use grant awards to build an entrepreneurship program in conjunction with the school’s business and manufacturing CTE programs. Funds will be used for instructional staffing costs, professional development and equipment. Additionally, funds will be used for a remodel of the business classroom to physically connect with manufacturing.

“Redmond High School is excited to utilize this grant to build upon our ongoing work around Career and Technical Education,” shared Tony Pupo, RHS Principal. “Our strong partnership with Central Oregon’s business community allows students to receive an education that prepares them for family wage and cutting-edge employment opportunities in our local community.”

CTE programs help develop both academic and technical skills and contribute to a rich and relevant learning experience. Graduation rates for students in CTE programs are near 90 percent, according to the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.

Redmond School District is known for its comprehensive array of CTE programs offered at both of its high school campuses. Redmond High School offers CTE programs in agriculture sciences, automotive technology, business and entrepreneurship, manufacturing and engineering, welding, and construction technology. Ridgeview High School offers CTE programs in television production, culinary arts, engineering, business and human development.

For more information about RHS’s involvement in the CTE Revitalization Grant, please contact Kelly Jenkins, communications coordinator at 541-923-8233.

About Redmond School District

Located in Redmond, Ore, the Redmond School District serves more than 7,000 students from Redmond, Alfalfa, Crooked River Ranch, Eagle Crest, Terrebonne and Tumalo.  The district currently operates five K-5 elementary schools; two K-8 community schools, two middle schools, one charter school, one educational center and two comprehensive high schools. Its mission is to ensure rigorous and relevant instruction which leads to mastery and the development of productive citizens.  Learn more about the Redmond School District online at www.redmondschools.org.