Poverty to Prosperity CTE Project Awarded $200,000

Congratulations to the Malheur County Poverty to Prosperity: Career Technical Education project on being awarded $200,000 from the Oregon Department of Education.

Part of the overall Malheur County Poverty to Prosperity project, the Career Technical Education Project will create two tracks of technical education for high school juniors and seniors.

The welding and fabrication track will build a 21st century curriculum, add 16 new welding stations, and provide technical instruction for 36 students.

The allied health professions track will introduce 90 students, through classroom curriculum and on-site instruction with industry partners, to the future of certificate level health care related careers.The overall goal is to create future jobs by eliminating the destructive social and economic trends facing Malheur County youth, particularly those students who are considered at-risk, under-performing or under-represented.

Malheur County Economic Development had the pleasure to work with the CTE Committee to help write this grant. Congratulations to the members of the CTE Committee:

  • Dirk DeBoer, CTE Committee Convener & Owner DeBoer Farms

  • President Dana Young, Treasure Valley Community College

  • Abby Lee, Treasure Valley Community College

  • Cathy Yasuda, Treasure Valley Community College Foundation

  • Matt Hawley, Vale School District

  • Janine Weeks, Nyssa School District

  • Nicole Albisu, Ontario School District

  • Steve Phillips, Malheur ESD

  • Kelly Poe, Malheur ESD

  • Wendy HIll, Department of Human Services

  • Riley Hill, Greystone Builders LLC

For more information, please contact Malheur County Economic Development.Malheur County Economic Development 544 SW Fourth St. Ontario, OR 97914 (541) 889-6216