Indiana Department of Education Announces Career Pathways Grant Recipients

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INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today awarded 97 schools and community partners with more than $57 million in Explore, Engage and Experience (3E) grant funding.

The grants will aid Indiana’s schools and local partners as they work to strengthen, expand and create effective career pathways throughout students’ K-12 learning.

Local grant recipients include:

Legal Vendor Name

Community Partner Organization

Community Partner #2

Community Partner #3

Counties Served

Award Amount

Central Indiana Educational Service Center

Regional 8 Education Service Center

Ivy Tech

Empower Schools

Allen, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, Ripley, Whitley


Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation

St. Elizabeth

Southeastern Career Center

Ivy Tech: Lawrenceburg



Oldenburg Academy

Greenacres Foundation/Michaela Farms

Genesis: Pathways to Success


Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Switzerland


Ripley County Community Foundation

Genesis: Pathways to Success

Kids Discovery Factory

East Indiana Area Health Education Center

Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland


Switzerland County School Corporation

Switzerland County Economic Development Corporation

Community Foundation of Switzerland County

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Brown, Dearborn, Jefferson, Ripley, Switzerland


Funding for Indiana’s 3E grant is allocated as part of the state’s federal Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief III plan.

The grant focuses on increasing the number of students experiencing work-based learning and earning high-value credentials while in high school, such as the Indiana College Core, an associate degree, or a career and technical education industry certificate.

“Throughout students’ 13 years in K-12, we must do everything possible to ensure students are empowered to develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue their purpose, whether that leads to employment, enrollment, or enlistment leading to service,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “In order to do this, in elementary and middle school we must make sure students can read, are immersed in STEM, and are provided opportunities to explore and engage in a variety of careers. Then empowered by these foundational skills, students must have access to earn postsecondary credentials of value and complete high-quality work-based learning while in high school.”

A full list of school districts and partners receiving the grant to implement in the 2022-2023 school year can be found here.

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