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Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center provides grants to school districts to fund CTE programs

Friday, April 27, 2018  
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Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) Career Preparation Center will fund upgrades to local district career and technical program equipment through the release of grant dollars from the Michigan Department of Education. Eaton RESA serves as the Career Education Planning District (CEPD) and received $132,075 in grant dollars from the State to re-grant to Eaton County schools that operate State-approved CTE programs.

Charlotte Public Schools, Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Grand Ledge Public Schools and Maple Valley Public Schools submitted applications to Eaton RESA for a maximum of $33,018 each to upgrade existing equipment in each districts’ career and technical programs. After reviewing the applications, Sue Gardner, Assistant Superintendent for Career and Technical Education at Eaton RESA deemed that each application would be used to deliver educational programs in high-wage, high-demand and high-skill occupations as is required by the State.

“Eaton RESA is pleased to support our local district career and technical programming through these grants. Students from Eaton County have many options available to them for career and technical courses, some available within the Career Preparation Center and some within their home school districts,” said Sue Gardner. “It is critical to provide additional resources to enhance these local district programs with equipment purchases from this grant to provide high-quality, real-world, learning experiences to high school students.”

According to the Michigan Department of Education, the goal of the grant is “to support and enhance community areas that have sustained job growth and act as a commitment to build a more qualified skilled workforce.”

To learn more about Eaton RESA’s Career and Technical Education programs, visit

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