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New Mexico Public Education Department: Work-Based Learning Initiative

Deadline: September 28, 2018

The New Mexico’s Public Education Department’s New Mexico Work-Based Learning Initiative (WBLI) is a partnership with the Department of Workforce Solutions, business and industry stakeholders, and New Mexico employers committed to providing hands-on learning in a work environment. The WBLI is a school-to-career program where students receive career exploration guidance, learn work-ready skills, and take assessments in school that are aligned to the needs of employers in careers of their choice. Students are guided into work-based learning experiences where they learn on-the-job skills that lead them to postsecondary institutions and eventually into a professional career. Awarded funds may be used to pay a portion of a salary, curriculum development or purchase, outreach to employers, career awareness activities for students, and curriculum alignment.

Amount: Awards of up to $50,000 will be made. An additional $10,000 may be requested for nontraditional programs of study with embedded work-based learning experiences.

Eligibility: Public school districts and state directed charter schools (Local Education Agencies) are eligible to apply.

Link: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/information/rfps-rfis-rfas/

Note: If all funding is not committed by the September 28 deadline, there will be a semi-monthly deadline thereafter until all funds are committed.

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