In January, 2012 Governor Brownback released a plan that would incentivize pathway alignment with K-12 and postsecondary education. The governor laid out his proposal to invest new state dollars for career and technical education (CTE) to encourage high school students to enroll in college-level CTE and earn industry-recognized credentials. Approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Brownback in May, the Career and Technology Act provides additional dollars:
• $8.75 million for Student tuition in career technical programs
• $1.5 million for high schools who increase the number of students earning an industry-recognized credential in key occupations
• $50,000 in marketing to increase student participation
• School transportation costs to transport high school students to their local community or technical college
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, Kansas high school students can qualify for free college tuition in approved technical courses offered at Kansas technical and community colleges. The incentive program also will give school districts $1,000 for each high school student who graduates from that district with an industry-recognized credentials (Qualifying Credentials) in a high-need occupation.
For further details please review FAQ Document (Revised 10/12)
Put Your Passion To Work - Presentation to the Kansas Board of Regents, October 18, 2012 (PDF)
Visit the Put Your Passion To Work campaign website.
View the video spots developed to support the Put Your Passion To Work campaign on You Tube.
Put Your Passion to Work - English (PDF)
Put Your Passion to Work - Spanish (PDF)
Sparks Will Fly – Poster featuring welding
Break the Mold – Poster featuring nursing
Beats Climbing the Corporate Ladder – Poster featuring lineman
Paid to Play – Poster featuring information technology
Order additional tri-fold brochures and posters
LIST OF QUALIFYING CREDENTIALS: Click Here
ALL KBOR approved technical education courses are eligible for tuition reimbursement. This is a list of the high need/high demand credentials that ARE ELIGIBLE FOR the $1,000 high school incentive