Education Department Announces 10 Winners in CTE Makeover Challenge

MAKE SPACE FOR CAREERS: Happy National Week of Making! As the festivities kicked off last Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King announced 10 winners in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Makeover Challenge.

In March, more than 640 high schools entered the challenge to design makerspaces where students can strengthen next-generation career and technical skills. Eligible schools participated in a six-week “CTE Makeover Bootcamp” in April and submitted blueprints of their work. The 10 finalists announced will each receive up to $20,000 to turn their visions into reality.

"The makerspaces these schools are building will serve as models for how schools everywhere can create spaces that provide their students the tools to design and make just about anything, and in the process, prepare for exciting futures,” King said in a statement. The winning high schools will share video showcases of their work at the World Maker Faire in New York in October. 

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