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School to Career Connecting Activities and Related Programs

7027-0019

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $3,554,000 $3,554,000
FY17 $3,065,892 $2,998,750
FY16 $3,150,189 $3,025,000
FY15 $2,839,789 $2,708,750
FY14 $2,903,698 $2,750,000
FY13 $3,077,511 $2,870,000
FY12 $2,998,478 $2,750,000
FY11 $2,244,755 $2,000,000
FY10 $2,289,285 $2,000,000
FY09 $4,752,735 $4,111,687
FY08 $4,840,394 $4,129,687
FY07 $8,666,696 $7,129,687
FY06 $5,150,423 $4,129,687
FY05 $5,344,987 $4,129,687
FY04 $5,505,579 $4,129,687
FY03 $5,627,022 $4,129,687
FY02 $6,479,748 $4,653,000
FY01 $7,086,276 $5,000,000
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Funding for School to Career Connecting Activities and Related Programs
26.6%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for School to Work Connecting Activities moved from a line item in the Dept. of Workforce Development to a line item in the Dept. of Education in FY03.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The School to Career Connecting Activities program funds school-to-career programs for high school youth, targeted primarily for those scoring low on state tests. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) distributes funds for public-private job partnerships through the state's 16 Workforce Investment Boards. Connecting Activities are designed to give students more learning hours by extending the classroom into the workplace and providing students with supportive one-to-one mentoring relationships.

According to a DESE research brief: "Connecting Activities links students and teachers with local employers to create applied learning opportunities through structured internships and career exploration activities in a number of areas, including health care, engineering, finance, journalism, web design, and public safety. The goal of Connecting Activities is to help students graduate from high school with the academic, technical/technological, and workplace skills needed for success in college and careers. Upon graduation, students are able to make a more informed decision about the education they will need to be successful in a variety of career paths, including college, technical training, apprenticeships, and more. Students participate in worksite learning experiences during the school year and summer."

Connecting Activities grants require at least a 2:1 private match for funding wages of students working at a private sector place of employment. However, the private matching has exceeded this level in recent years. According to DESE, in FY13 private employers matched the $2.87 million Connecting Activities appropriation with $11.9 million in wages for youth jobs. Since 2008, over 11,000 students per-year on average have gained job experience through the Connecting Activities program.

Updated January 2016

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $3,554,000 $3,554,000
FY18 Leg $3,554,000 $3,554,000
FY18 Sen $3,285,000 $3,285,000
FY18 SWM $2,600,000 $2,600,000
FY18 Hou $2,950,000 $2,950,000
FY18 HWM $1,000,000 $1,000,000
FY18 Gov $3,468,763 $3,468,763
FY17 $3,065,892 $2,998,750

Notes

  • Funding for School to Work Connecting Activities moved from a line item in the Dept. of Workforce Development to a line item in the Dept. of Education in FY03.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.