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A Public-Private Partnership

The Mountain West Career Technical Institute (MWCTI) has entered into a partnership with the Salem-Keizer School District to develop and operate CTEC. Together, they will ensure students are joining the workforce with the skills and training employers are seeking.

MWCTI has purchased a 160,000 square foot facility (formerly Neilsen Manufacturing) in Northeast Salem and will renovate and equip the facility to house ten different CTE programs of study. The estimated total project budget is $12 million.

The Salem-Keizer School District in partnership with MWCTI, will develop the curriculum, recruit and register students, hire faculty and staff, provide transportation and cover ongoing operating costs. CTEC programs will align with industry certifications and standards.

A CTEC Advisory Committee comprised of school district leadership, higher education community stakeholders, and industry representatives will advise and align programs to meet industry and educational needs. The committee plays a key role in the long term development and sustainability of CTEC.

Industry specific committees will be established for each program of study. Members will contribute their expertise to shape the content of specific strands.
They, in addition to other industry partners may provide apprenticeships, internships, industry certificates, mentoring, college credit, and cash or in-kind donations.