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Perkins Info

What is Perkins?

The reauthorized Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) has a purpose to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and programs of study.

* Visit the ACTE web site to learn more about Career and Technical Education.

Federal Guidelines

Apply for Perkins Funds - New equipment deadline is Wednesday, March 3, 2021 @ 5 pm

Steps to Apply

  1. Determine a project and budget that will deliver program improvement and conform to the Carl Perkins Act 2006.
  2. The project leader (Faculty/Staff) needs to fill out the Perkins application document.
  3. Each project participant must read the terms and conditions before application submission.
  4. The signature on the application means that the applicant accepts the terms and conditions.
  5. After a final review of the application the project leader will be notified via email of the funding decision.

Application and Approval Process

Funds Source and Availability: Utah Valley University’s Career and Technical Education Office receives formal funding notification from the State of Utah within the first quarter of the academic fiscal year. The UVU CTE Office is approved to spend up to one-third of its approved allocation before October 1 of the current year. The remaining funds can be spent after UVU has received state notification within the second quarter of the year.

Application Requirements:

  1. Faculty applicants must be full-time and teach within the approved CTE programs and courses.
  2. Responsible applicants may apply for funding consideration for one-time, short-term projects that can be completed within the funding cycle and that adhere to the federal guidelines established. Funds awarded, but not utilized within the funding period will be reclaimed and re-distributed.
  3. Supplement Not Supplant. Funds made available under this Act for career and technical education activities shall supplement, and shall not supplant, non-Federal funds expended to carry out career and technical education activities.
  4. CTE faculty/staff will need to read and agree to the Appropriate Uses and the Terms and Conditions before submitting an application for Perkin's funding.
  5. Equipment proposals are due the first Wednesday of March.
  6. Applicants are encouraged to use the terminology from the Appropriate Uses when writing the narrative for the application. Don't use numbers to refer to the uses.  Write out the uses in the applikcation. 
  7. Those interested in applying for professional development, outreach or pathway projects can apply at any time, but allow 30 days for processing before a decision is made.

Approval Process:

  1. A completed application will go through three levels of approvers, the Department Chair, the Dean, and the CTE Director. The CTE Director is the final approver of the application and decides if the application is approved, denied or needs to be revised and the CTE Director will determine the amount of funds to allocate to the project.
  2. Capital equipment requests are reviewed and approved at the state level.
  3. After a final review of the application the project leader will be notified via email of the application decision.
  4. For any additional questions contact the CTE Office at extension 8908.

Perkins Documentation

Project Documentation

  1. The CTE Office will manage documentation to show compliance that Federal funds are spent appropriately.
  2. The CTE Office maintains a project file on all proposals submitted. The CTE Office will formally notify all non-approved and approved Perkins applicants by sending them a Perkins Notification.
  3. All approved Perkins applications will be sent a Perkins Award allocation document. This allocation will need to be signed by the project lead (recipient), department chair and the CTE director, and returned to the CTE Office before any requisitions or expenditures are approved by the CTE Director.
  4. The CTE director will work with the Deans to determine the approved projects.
  5. After the expenditures or implementation of the Perkins Award, the project lead will need to fill out an accountability report.
  6. If salaries are paid out of Perkins funds those employees will need to fill out UVU Time and Effort reports.

Perkins Documents

Perkins Forms

Time and Effort Reporting

All non-federal entities that pay employee in full or part with federal funds must keep documentation to demonstrate that the employees' salaries are allocable and allowable to the federal funds.  This also applies to employees whose salaries are paid with state or local funds but is used to meet a required "match" in a federal program.

CTE Organization

Appropriate Uses

Program Support

  1. Develop and implement evaluations of the technical education programs being carried out under Perkins funds.
  2. Initiate, improve, expand, and modernize the quality and technology in CTE programs.
  3. Provide funds for the purchasing, leasing and upgrading or adapting of equipment, and providing instructional aides in equipment labs.
  4. Strengthen the academic and career and technical components in CTE programs through integration of content aligned with academic standards
  5. Provide students with strong experience and understanding in all aspects of an industry.
  6. Support training and preparation for nontraditional high-skill, high-wage and high-demand occupations.
  7. Improvement or development of new technical classes and/or degrees.
  8. Develop valid and reliable assessments of technical skills.
  9. Develop, improve or expand the use of technology in vocational/technical education.
  10. Establish effective programs and procedures to enable informed and effective participation and increase completion of technical programs.
  11. Provide students with mentoring and support services in technical areas.
  12. Provide instructional aides in technical classrooms and equipment labs.
  13. Provide support for other approved technical activities that are consistent with the purpose of the Perkins Act.

Outreach Initiatives

  1. Provide activities to prepare and support special populations, including single parents and displaced homemakers who enroll in CTE programs.
  2. Provide CTE programs for adults to upgrade their technical skills.
  3. Provide assessment of how the needs of special populations are being met through technical programs and activities.
  4. Developing and supporting small, personalized career-themed learning communities.
  5. Support partnerships among school districts, post-secondary institutions, and business to enable students to complete CTE pathway programs of study.
  6. Provide and improve career guidance and academic counseling to assist students in making informed decisions about their education and careers.
  7. Link secondary and post-secondary technical educational programs, including implementing CTE career pathways.
  8. Assist technical student organizations.
  9. Provide assistance to students in finding appropriate jobs and continuing their education in vocational/technical areas.
  10. Provide support for other approved technical activities that are consistent with the purpose of the Perkins Act.

Professional Development

  1. Provide professional development programs, in-service and pre-service in state-of-the-art technical education programs and techniques to teachers, counselors, administrators, support staff, etc.
  2. Provide training of vocational/technical personnel to use state-of-the-art technology.
  3. Provide training in effective teaching skills based on new research.
  4. Provide training and technical assistance to high school and post-secondary counselors, teachers and administrators.
  5. Provide programs and training to ensure teachers and personnel stay current with all aspects of industry.
  6. Provide internship and externship (FIB) programs that provide business experience to teachers teaching in technical areas.
  7. Provide programs designed to specifically train teachers in the use and application of technology.
  8. Provide support for other approved technical activities that are consistent with the purpose of the Perkins Act.

Business, Industry and Economic Development

  1. Provide programs or activities that encourage industry to offer voluntary internships and mentoring programs.
  2. Provide programs or activities that encourage involvement in internship programs that provide business experience to teachers.
  3. Provide technical training for adults and school dropouts to complete their secondary education.
  4. Provide support for other approved technical activities that are consistent with the purpose of the 2006 Perkins Act.

Funding for Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

  1. Department of Education Interpretation: The Department of Education's long-standing interpretation regarding the types of CTSO costs that may be paid from Federal grant funds is that Perkins funds used for the support of CTSOs may not be used for lodging, feeding, conveying or furnishing transportation to conventions or other forms of social assemblage.
  2. Types of Direct Assistance Perkins funds may be used for these types of direct assistance if the costs are (a) related to a CTSO that is an integral part of the curriculum, and (b) part of a larger program to serve special populations or nontraditional students.

Purchasing Requirements

The purpose of procurement standards are designed to ensure appropriate expenditures and empower managers to made good spending decisions and be responsible stewards of University funds. The CTE Office requires that materials and services are obtained in an effective manner and in compliance with the provision of applicable University, State and Federal policies and procedures.

  1. Purchases need to be made using the Perkin’s index given for the project.(One exception: If the purchase is made on a procard, the CTE office must receive a receipt before any funds are transferred to the department’s index.)
  2. Purchases made through a requisition should not include small inexpensive items. (Those items should be purchased with departmental funds.)
  3. When purchases are made with a requisition, the CTE office must receive a copy of the requisition, the purchase order and the invoice.
  4. For travel arrangements, the CTE office needs a copy of the flight information, any membership or conference receipts, a copy of the travel authorization, the travel reimbursement form, and any accompanying receipts.
  5. When items are received, don’t forget to call the PO number into the warehouse and let the CTE office know the date when you called.
  6. Purchases over $5,000.00 must be handled through the institution’s bid process.
  7. If purchases are made by giving a campus entity the index number (i.e. dining services, bookstore, etc.), the CTE needs documentation of that expenditure.
  8. Paperwork copies of expenditures need to be given to the CTE office in a timely manner. (The project will not be considered closed until all paperwork has been submitted.)
  9. Helpful purchasing links.
    1. UVU Purchasing Methods
    2. UVU Purchasing Forms
    3. UVU Travel Requirements
    4. UVU Policies and Procedures

*All purchases are subject to UVU policies and procedures.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Project Leader and all Key Participants must digitally sign the web site form, indicating that they have read and understand UVU's Financial Affairs and Development, Human Resources policies and procedures, received proper approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) if the project involves research concerning human subjects and will abide by ALL Terms and Conditions of the CTE office (indicated below).
  2. The Office of Career & Technical Education (CTE) regularly funds projects based on specific criteria thoughtfully designed in support of CTE's overall mission within the institution and the community-at-large.
  3. When accepting funding from the CTE Office, those awarded must become familiar with all relevant UVU policies, as well as any state or federal statutes, regulations, etc. that may apply. The University Compliance Services can assist awardees in addressing such obligations. Those awarded must comply with the award allocation and the appropriate uses guidelines for managing a CTE Award, including the timely designation of a responsible party to oversee the financial obligations of the award. Funds cannot be accessed until those awarded attend Perkin’s Orientation and receive a BANNER index.
  4. Post-award administration begins the moment a project is funded. Those that are involved in the project must carefully examine the Terms and Conditions of the award allocation with regard to requirements for both financial management and non-financial management. Identifying any special Terms and Conditions at the outset is critical to assure appropriate post-award management of contract.
  5. CTE Terms and Conditions for Perkins funding obligates the receiver to use the funds as specified in the approved CTE contract, appropriate uses and within college policy, state and/or federal regulations. Any change in the scope or direction of an approved project must be approved and documented with the CTE office.
  6. It is important that those awarded put in place a sound plan for maintaining appropriate documentation of expenses and expenditures at the outset of a project. A plan for reporting project outcomes should be made as early in the project as reasonable. CTE awardees will be expected to complete the following: a. The Project Lead must attend Perkin’s Orientation before access to the funds is given. b. The Project Lead must complete the online template for the Year End Accountability Report in accordance to the dates on the CURRENT Perkin’s Calendar for end of year reporting.

Inventory and Surplus

Mandated by federal regulations, the CTE Office and your department are required to maintain a current, complete and accurate inventory; which is available to unannounced inspection either from the CTE office, state or federal government representatives.

  1. Inventory Accountability and Responsibility: Perkins requires that all items purchased with Perkins funds be inventoried and tagged with UVU and CTE property labels. Perkins Project Leads are accountable and responsible for submitting the CTE Perkins Summary of Inventory Equipment Form to the CTE Office within 10 days of receiving equipment.
  2. Surplus Inventory: Perkins Project Leads are accountable and responsible for submitting the CTE Perkins Surplus Form, to the CTE office within 10 days before disposal of equipment from your department.
  3. Inventory and Surplus Forms: Both the CTE Perkins Summary of Inventory Equipment and CTE Perkins Surplus Forms will need to have the following information:
    • a. Equipment Description
    • b. Model Number or Make of Item
    • c. Serial Number
    • d. UVU Inventory Number
    • e. Perkins Index
    • f. Perkins Project Name
    • g. Responsible Person
    • h. Department
    • i. Location Room Number
    • j. Requisition Number
    • k. Purchase Order Number
    • l. Invoice Number
    • m. Quantity
    • n. Purchase Price
  4. Summary of Inventory Equipment: The CTE Perkins Summary of Inventory Equipment is a listing of all equipment that was purchased with Perkins funds for each participant’s index. Participant will need to sign and return this summary to the CTE Office; this signed document will verify that the listed equipment was received. The Career and Technical Education Office will send the Perkins participant the CTE Perkins Summary of Inventory Equipment when their Perkins project(s) is closed.

Accountability

Accountability: The Career and Technical Education Office at Utah Valley University is accountable for maintaining internal controls and distribution of the Perkins funds and that they are spent appropriately and in a timely manner according to federal regulations. The CTE Office is also responsible for tracking and safeguarding assets that were purchased with Federal funds.

Year End Accountability Report: Per the CTE Carl D. Perkins IV Grant Guidelines and Procedures, the Final Report (End of Year Report) is due in March on the designated date (refer to Perkins calendar located on the CTE web site) for the current year. Refer to the Appropriate Uses of Perkins funds when completing the report. The End of Year Report and Appropriate Uses can be downloaded from the CTE web site.

Procurement: The purpose of procurement standards are designed to ensure appropriate expenditures and empower managers to make good spending decisions and be responsible stewards of University funds. The CTE Office requires that materials and services are obtained in an effective manner and in compliance with the provision of applicable Federal statues and executive orders.

Financial Management and Accountability: Recipients of Perkins funding are responsible for following the UVU Finance and Procurement Manual, UVU Travel Policies and Procedures and UVU Human Resource procedures for personnel. As a state institution of higher education, Utah Valley University must ensure that all university funds are used only to support appropriate university business. When the expenditure is funded by a Federal Grant, the use of the funds will be governed by the most restrictive conditions of the grant or university policy.

  1. Any adjustments on the approved budget require the CTE Director’s prior approval. However, awarded contracts allow for a 10% below/above discrepancy of the awarded amount. If a project exceeds 10% of the original awarded amount, a revised Perkins Award Allocation will be created and emailed to the project lead.
  2. A requisition and purchase order is required for all purchases.
  3. Prior approval from the CTE Office is needed if a Department’s Pro Card and/or Index are used.
  4. Violations of procedures may result in the loss of funding or repayment of funds by the recipient in violation. The following constitutes a violation:
    • a. Final report not submitted
    • b. Late reporting
    • c. Overspending
    • d. Supplanting
    • e. Inappropriate use of funds
    • f. Not obtaining approval and/or signatures for reimbursements, travel authorizations, and/or expenditures, etc.
  5. Unapproved expenditures and overspending of the award amount are the responsibility of the project lead. If this happens, the department is responsible for paying for those unauthorized expenditures. Deficits may also result in the disqualification of the individual and/or department from applying for future funding. All Perkins accounts are monitored and reconciled by the CTE Office, and account documentation is utilized during state and federal audits.
  6. Departments must retain copies of expenditure documentation, and all supporting source documents that are charged as a direct cost on the sponsored project, for a period of at least three (3) years following final closeout of the award and payment. All recipients are fully responsible for their own project index.

FIB Info

Faculty in Industry and Business

Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays an important economic role in the community is serves. CTE addresses the needs of high-growth industries and helps close the skills gap. It also provides skilled workers to the local economy. CTE academic departments are encouraged to work with industry partners and participate in an externship program. The program is called Faculty in Industry and Business Externship (FIB).

FIB Objectives

  1. Provide instructors with work experiences to better understand what employers are requiring of employees in terms of the specific subject(s) they teach (particularly focusing upon academic and technical skill requirements).
  2. Expose each instructor to the work place environment to enable them to better condition their students to meet job site expectations in terms of technical and non-technical skills.
  3. Enable the instructor to more effectively develop instructional activities for use in classrooms, shops, and labs.
  4. Provide educators with valuable contacts in the business/industrial community.
  5. Update the instructor’s technical skills and orient the instructor to new technology and methods.
  6. Encourage additional work sites into partnerships and advisory relationships.
  7. Open new opportunities for student internships, cooperative work experiences, etc.

Apply for FIB

Application and Approval Process

Full-time UVU faculty members teaching in a CTE two-year program (teaching lower division curriculum) are invited to apply for a stipend and benefits coverage for a one (40 hour) or two week (80 hour) period to work in a business or industry which requires skills representative of those taught by the instructor in his/her department. Faculty may do a one week externship, two - one week externships, or a 2 week externship. Faculty can only do two weeks within the fiscal year. This experience needs to be completed within the current academic year. (refer to schedule listed below)

All applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for funding. The CTE Office will review applications and select participants based upon instructor, departmental and program needs and recommendations of the applicant’s department chair and dean. Upon receipt of this introductory information, instructors should make initial contact with the business/industry partner and have them sign the application. With a firm commitment from the employer, the instructor may go ahead and submit the application to the CTE office. All requested application information must be complete.

FIB Deadlines

Spring Time Frame - May 1 to June 11, 2021

The deadline for the May/June time frame is February 26, 2021.

Awards will be sent out in March.

July 19 to August 27, 2021

The deadline for July/August is April 30, 2021.

Awards will be sent out in July.

FIB Forms

FIB Payment

FIB Payment Process

Upon completion of the externship, participants are required to submit an End of Year Report and their hours log. A lump sum payment will be paid through the regular payroll system. The stipend for the one-week (40 hour) externship is $1,250, and the two-week (80 hour) externship will be $2,500. Workman’s Compensation Insurance, Social Security, and Retirement will be provided by the college at the instructor’s normal rate. Any personal tax withholding etc. will be taken out at the instructor’s normal rate. If the externship employer decides to extend the externship, the applicant becomes the company’s employee for the extended time period, and the employer is responsible to pay the instructor’s salary and benefits for that time period. The salary and payment by the employer for time beyond the one- or two-week externship will be negotiated between the instructor and the employer and will be paid directly to the instructor by the employer.

Employer Info

FIB Employer Information

Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays an important economic role in the community is serves. CTE addresses the needs of high-growth industries and helps close the skills gap. It also provides skilled workers to the local economy. CTE academic departments are encouraged to work with industry partners and participate in an externship program. The program is called Faculty in Industry and Business Externship (FIB).

FIB Objectives

  1. Provide instructors with work experiences to better understand what employers are requiring of employees in terms of the specific subject(s) they teach (particularly focusing upon academic and technical skill requirements).
  2. Expose each instructor to the work place environment to enable them to better condition their students to meet job site expectations in terms of technical and non-technical skills.
  3. Enable the instructor to more effectively develop instructional activities for use in classrooms, shops, and labs.
  4. Provide educators with valuable contacts in the business/industrial community.
  5. Update the instructor’s technical skills and orient the instructor to new technology and methods.
  6. Encourage additional work sites into partnerships and advisory relationships.
  7. Open new opportunities for student internships, cooperative work experiences, etc.

A stipend and benefit coverage is provided by Utah Valley University for the instructor to work at an appropriate training site for a period of one or two weeks (40 or 80 hours) during the current fiscal year. Successful applicants are required to secure a training site for themselves. The following is asked of the cooperating employer:

  1. No employee is to be replaced by the instructor being employed.
  2. The instructor is to be treated as a regular employee to the extent possible and is to meet normal expectations of the employer.
  3. To the extent possible, the employer will help the instructor understand the abilities, attitudes, and skills expected of employees.
  4. A specific individual should be designated as the instructor’s supervisor and contact person at the place of employment.

Employers may extend the 2-week externship by picking up the salary and benefits of the instructor for an additional period of time. Due to conflict of interest, no training sites will be approved in businesses which are owned or operated by the applicant or by the applicant’s spouse or relatives.

Employers indicate their willingness to participate by signing the instructor’s application form. Contact Kim Chiu, CTE Director at 801-863-8563/chiuki@uvu.edu if you have any further questions or concerns regarding the FIB Externship Program. Thank you for your participation in this program.

STIT Info

Accountability and Purpose

The Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Short Term Intensive Training Guidelines and Application Process document is designed to provide instructions for the administration of the Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) funds that are awarded to qualified applicants.

The Career and Technical Education Department is accountable for maintaining internal control of the STIT funds and that these funds are spent properly and in a timely manner.

Mission and Goals

Short Term Intensive Training is to provide occupationally specific intensive training for current employees or individuals seeking employment by effectively and economically matching their training needs with those of industry, utilizing the resources in each region of the state. The mission is characterized by the following parameters:

  1. Training programs are to be conducted within Utah's existing higher education system using available facilities and equipment.
  2. Training programs are initiated and terminated based on specific job market demands and economic development strategies, with an ongoing review of priorities for programming.
  3. Training programs are short-term intensive (one year or less), usually non-credit, and designed to meet the specific needs of identified employers and match those needs with persons seeking employment.
  4. Literacy and other basic educational support skills training will be provided as an applied curriculum that relates to job preparation requirements.

The goal of STIT is to target short-term employment training that meets regional high demand needs as identified by the Department of Workforce Services within the Mountainland Region. Trainings that support or meet the identified needs will be given top priority.

  1. The Career and Technical Education department funds proposals based on specific criteria thoughtfully designed in support of the overall short term training mission within the institution and the community-at-large.
  2. Trainings will be offered for the Mountainland region which will best serve the training needs of the employers and the population of adults needing Short Term Intensive Training.

Application

All STIT applications are submitted online here.

Application Process

  1. Applicant may apply for training funds that can be completed within the fiscal year and that adhere to the federal guidelines established. Funds awarded, but not utilized within the funding period will be reclaimed and re-distributed.
  2. Applicant will need to read and accept the STIT General Terms and Conditions when submitting the online application. See Section V – STIT General Terms and Conditions.
  3. The CTE Director will review and respond 30 business days from submission date.
  4. For approved trainings, a STIT Award Contract is sent to the applicant. The award contract must be signed and returned to the CTE office before training begins.
  5. If the training is not approved, the applicant will receive a denial letter.

Application Characteristics

  1. Specific employers and jobs are identified prior to instruction.
  2. Instruction is based on job task analysis and is performance based.
  3. Trainings are less than one year in length.
  4. It is preferable that trainings are conducted in Utah’s higher education system using available facilities and equipment.
  5. Enrollment, instruction and support systems are flexible and competency based.
  6. Student testing and assessment is provided to ensure training and employability development plans are in place prior to instruction (documentation may be requested for compliance).
  7. Instruction is task-specific and designed to aid the individual to become employable in the shortest time possible.
  8. Certificates of proficiency are provided to students completing training.
  9. Students will be provided pre-employment training skills and there will be follow-up to determine success after training.

Compliance

Compliance Guidelines

  1. Tuition fees shall be charged at a rate sufficient to cover the difference between the direct instructional costs and the STIT subsidy. Fees collected must be used by the service provider to support STIT services and may not be used for other purposes.
  2. To assure accountability, periodic reviews may be conducted and an annual report will be required at the completion of each training.
  3. Administrative costs from appropriated funds shall not exceed 20 percent.
  4. Tuition generated over and above training costs must be reported to use for additional STIT trainings and administration.

UVU Policies and Procedures

The Training Vendor and all Key Participants must indicate that they have read and understand UVU's Financial Affairs and Development, Human Resources policies and procedures here. Also all participants shall obtain proper approval from the Institutional Research Board if the training involves research concerning human subjects and will abide by ALL STIT General Terms and Conditions.

Other

As a nonprofit institution, Utah Valley University has a public mission. The public depends on the university to conduct its affairs (including all sponsored trainings) in an objective and transparent way.

Post-award administration begins the moment funding is awarded. The awardee must carefully examine the terms and conditions of the award with regard to requirements for both financial and non-financial management. After the award contract is signed, any changes must be reviewed and approved by the CTE Director. Failure to do so may result in the repayment of funds awarded and disqualification for future funding opportunities.

Terms and Conditions

Acceptance of STIT funds to conduct approved trainings obligates the receiver to use the funds as specified in the approved STIT application and within university policy, state and/or federal regulations. Any change in the scope or direction of an approved training must be reported in writing to the Career and Technical Education department prior to implementing the change.

  1. When accepting STIT funds, the awardee must become familiar with all relevant university policies, as well as any state or federal statutes, regulations, etc. that may apply. The can assist awardees in addressing such obligations. Compliance Office.
  2. The awardee must comply with the STIT Guidelines and Procedures including the timely designation of a responsible party to oversee the financial obligations of the award. Funds cannot be accessed until the awardee receives written confirmation and receives authorization to use a BANNER index, if applicable. It is important that the awardee put in place a sound plan for maintaining appropriate financial and non-financial documentation which needs to be submitted to the Career and Technical Education Department.
  3. The Awardee must submit a STIT Accountability Report, no later than 30 days after the training is completed, for year-end accountability purposes. Failure to do so may result in the repayment of funds awarded and disqualification for future funding opportunities. If more than one training is awarded, a separate report is to be submitted for each training.
  4. As a recipient of STIT funds, you must attest that you have read and agree to comply with the above terms and conditions. You must further acknowledge that failure to comply with these terms and conditions may result in consequences and/or penalties, including withdrawal of the funds.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can a course be allocated for more or less than the approved budget?

A. A course can be invoiced for a margin of 10% over or under the approved budget without prior approval. Expenses that exceed the margin may jeopardize future allocation approvals or require repayment.

Q. What documentation is the awardee required to maintain and submit?

A. Documentation includes:

  • Award Contract
  • Financial Documentation
  • Approved Application and Budget
  • STIT Accountability Report
  • Dated Correspondence

All documentation is required before payment or reimbursement.

Q. Can other funds be partnered with STIT funding to cover costs of training?

A. STIT funding can be combined with other federal, state and private revenue sources in order to cover the costs of a STIT training.

Q. Is instruction self-paced?

A. An emphasis is on instruction, which is individualized and self-paced so that each student may advance through the training at the student's own rate of learning and availability for instruction.

Purpose

Strategic Workforce Investment Purpose

SB 103, Strategic Workforce Investments initiative, sponsored by Sen. Ann Millner, creates an incentive program for Utah’s public colleges and universities to regionally expand educational capacity for workforce development in a high-need strategic cluster that prepares students for high-growth and high-wage occupations. This program builds upon recently-launched initiatives that focus on GOED’s Strategic Industry Clusters which include the Aerospace, Diesel and Informational Systems and Technology Pathway Initiatives. The initiatives require active engagement of industry and higher education leaders.

Successful initiatives must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • At least two or more education partners (from a K-12 and/or higher education entity in Utah)
  • Focus on one of the strategic industry clusters defined by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • An industry advisory group representative of the selected industry
  • Define a non-duplicate, stackable credential pathway that culminates in the attainment of an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Outcome metrics that include projected enrollment, attainment, and job placement rates
  • Explicit support of an education entity’s state governing authority (e.g., the Board of Regents)

UVU's Grant

SWI Purpose

Utah Valley University (UVU), in collaboration with the UVU MTECH K-16 Alliance and Mountainland Technical College (MTECH), will design clear and efficient pathways for student completion within the Software development and Information Technology sector. The pathways are designed to produce work ready graduates prepared to reduce the number of unfilled tech-sector jobs and increase educational attainment opportunities in the region. Pathways are carefully created to provide on-ramps via pathway certifications beginning in high school, which can then articulate to higher education certificate and degree programs to serve the needs of students while providing an educated workforce with multiple on and off-ramp points along the pathway.

Purpose

Talent Ready Utah Grants have been designed to strengthen collaboration between industry, education, and economic development in order to better respond to the needs of regional and statewide high-growth, high-wage and STEM occupations and industries. Talent Ready Utah has been a successful model for industry collaboration and has demonstrated success in developing new educational programs supporting industry growth.

The overarching goals for projects funded are to: 1) increase the number of individuals who earn industry-recognized credentials that enable them to compete for employment in high-wage, in-demand, and emerging industries and occupations; 2) develop career pathways with multiple entry and exit points for students along the post-secondary education continuum; and, 3) create systemic change that will last beyond the grant period by establishing partnerships, agreements, processes, and programs that better connect education, training, workforce, and employers to meet industry needs within the regional economy. High-growth industries and occupations are defined as those that: 1) are projected to add substantial numbers of new jobs to the economy; 2) are being transformed by technology and innovation requiring new skill sets for workers; 3) are new and emerging businesses that are projected to grow; or 4) have a significant impact on the economy overall or on the growth of other industries and occupations.

http://www.talentreadyutah.com/

UVU's Grant

UVU’S 2018-19 DIESEL TALENT READY GRANT

Summary

The members of the Mountainland Consortium and Tooele Technical College will collaborate to create and articulate a career and college pathway for Diesel Mechanics Technology. This pathway will start at the high school level, with Diesel Mechanics I and II courses, as outlined in the secondary pathway which will lead to postsecondary certificate programs at Tooele Technical College (TTech), Mountainland Technology College (MTECH) and Utah Valley University (UVU). These certificates will fit as stackable entry and exit components into existing degrees at UVU, in both the Associate and Bachelor degree levels. Business and industry will validate the curriculum to meet industry standards, and industry certifications will be available to students completing the programs.

Overview

Utah Valley University, Mountainland Technical College, the Alpine School District, Tooele Technical College and diesel technology firms in the region have identified a need to provide additional trained workers to meet the future demands of the region. According to the Utah Job Outlook information, the occupation for Diesel Mechanics is expected to experience faster than average growth with a high volume of annual job openings. Business expansion will provide most of the increase in the annual job openings. Using a proven 10 step process, developed by the CTE department at UVU for pathway development, the region will implement an articulated pathway for students which will prepare them for employment in the Diesel Mechanics sector. The following components will be developed and articulated:

  1. High School Secondary Components—the development and implementation of Diesel Mechanics I and II at the secondary level articulated with a certificate at MTECH as well as Tooele Technical college, and through concurrent enrollment to existing UVU certificates and degrees. The establishment of a new learning space at Mountain View High School to house the Diesel Mechanics program.
  2. Postsecondary Components-- MTECH will collaborate with Alpine School District and Utah Valley University in the development of the Secondary Program, and will develop concurrent enrollment offerings. Students completing Diesel Mechanics I and II will be given credit towards the certificate program at MTECH and certificates and degrees at UVU. Tooele Technical College will collaborate with Tooele School District and Utah Valley University in the development of an articulation agreement for credit towards the certificates and degrees at UVU.

Project Outcomes

  1. Alignment of Diesel Mechanics I and II courses in the secondary pathway level.
  2. Creation of new Lab Space at Mountain View High School for Diesel Mechanics program.
  3. Articulated courses with MTECH, including the development of a new learning space at Alpine School District.
  4. Articulated courses with Tooele Technical College, to create additional options for students in Tooele County.
  5. Degree Maps created for UVU certificates and degrees
  6. Marketing Plan for communicating the Diesel Mechanics pathway opportunities to secondary students and parents. Brochures, social media and promotional items. Materials for high school counselors, DWS counselors, and teachers.
  7. Participate in and host the regional advisory committee for the Diesel Mechanics Technology program within the region.

Partners

Key Consortium Partners

The Mountainland Region is forming a collaborative consortium to create systemic change by developing career and college pathways for the Diesel Mechanics Pathway, beginning with courses in the high schools, leading to programs of study at the Mountainland Technical College (MTECH), Tooele Technical College (TTech) and at UVU. The Consortium members are:

  1. Alpine School District
  2. Mountainland Technical College
  3. Utah Valley University
  4. Tooele Technical College
  5. Geneva Rock
  6. Sunroc
  7. WW Clyde Companies
  8. Kenworth Sales
  9. Utah Diesel Tech Pathway
  10. Southern Working Committee