Mentor Schools Receives $2.2 Million Grant for Career Technical Education

March 4, 2024 - Mentor Public Schools is excited to announce the district is a recipient of the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce’s Career Technical Education Equipment Grant. Mentor Schools was awarded $2,223,843.68 per the grant to expand educational opportunities for students. The first-round grant recipients were announced on Monday, March 4, by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.  

Mentor Schools plans to use the grant funding for new programming at Mentor High School, called Career Academies, beginning next school year. You can read more about the Career Academies offerings, via this catalog of courses. This is a great opportunity for Mentor students, who will be able to earn industry recognized credentials through these one-year programs.  

Through the Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program, 56 schools will receive grants totaling more than $67.7 million, expanding career technical education access to an additional 10,345 Ohio students. Recipients will use the funding to purchase new equipment for career technical and compact schools across Ohio for various programs including engineering, manufacturing, health sciences, construction, and more.