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CPG Process

Career Pathways Grant Process

To adhere to the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), Michigan has chosen the program quality measure of students obtaining a recognized postsecondary credential. The term “recognized postsecondary credential” comes from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and includes the following categories of credentials:  

  1. Industry-Recognized Certifications 
  2. Education Certificates  
  3. Licenses  
  4. Educational Degrees
  5. Certificates of Completion of an Apprenticeship  

Career and Technical Education works with both regional/local employers and postsecondary institutions to identify and select industry-recognized credentials. The Credential Selection/Implementation process steps outlined in the documents below have been developed to assist program in identifying and selecting credentials of value.  

Credentials are proposed for approval through the Career Pathways Grants process. The Career Pathways Grant is a collaborative grant opportunity to fund secondary/postsecondary partnerships to develop seamless programs of study aligned to local labor market needs and student interests; with learner-friendly on-ramps and off-ramps, that culminate in postsecondary recognized credentials.