DIRECTOR :: Trey Michael

MISSION :: The mission of NC secondary Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.


Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program
Second Round, August 2019 Announcement
Applications Accepted: August 2 – August 30, 2019

Application (pdf, 1.1mb)

To further expand opportunities for students, increase professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators and deepen partnerships with industry, State Superintendent Mark Johnson is offering a second opportunity to apply for grant funding through the Coding and Mobile Applications Grant Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Local School Administrative Units and Charter Schools are eligible to apply for these funds.

The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for North Carolina students to learn computer science, coding and mobile app development to help them gain the skills needed to: (1) create and contribute, not just use and consume, in the digital economy; and (2) actively engage as informed citizens in our complex, technology-driven world.

Through public-private partnerships with LEAs and charter schools, industry, and community leaders, this grant program is designed to help build local capacity and curricular programs through 1) professional development for teachers and administrators, 2) development of locally-relevant digital computer science curriculum that are part of K-12 Career Pathways for students, and 3) engagement of industry professionals to ensure a partnership that supports connections between local school curriculum, future career opportunities for students, and industry demand.

Previous applicants may edit and re-submit applications to be considered for this second opportunity. Competitive applications will reflect the grant’s purpose and remain in adherence with the permissible use of funds according to the detailed RFP.

Program funds awards shall be used for the below listed purchases:

  1. Support for partnership activities such as development meetings, workplace experiences, mentoring. etc., and include costs associated with travel and substitute teachers.
  2. Professional development for teachers and administrators and related capacity building activities.
  3. Stipends for teachers participating in professional development and/or creating curriculum resources to support the initiative.
  4. Digital resources and equipment (maximum budget is 25% of the awarded grant)
  5. Administrative costs (not to exceed 5% of the awarded grant)

Grant applications will be accepted on an expedited timeline, outlined as follows:

August 30, 2019 Application Due Date

September 20, 2019 Grant Recipients Notified/Announced

Previous applicants are encouraged to contact the Coding and Mobile App Development Grant liaison with questions regarding their previous application. Completed applications must include all required materials and be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on deadline via email to .

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Interactive Career Pathways Map

2016-17 Career and Technical Education Credentialing Data Report
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Career and Technical Education Curriculum
The Career and Technical Education Essential Standards were revised and approved unanimously by the State Board of Education in October 2017. The Essential Standards took effect in July 2018.
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2016 North Carolina Career and Technical Education Career Clusters
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Career and Technical Education Briefing Papers

NC's Career and Technical Education Strategic Plan
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