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CTE Revitalization


The Columbia Gorge Education Service District (CGESD) has received a CTE Revitalization Grant of $265,959 in funding through June 2025. The grant will be managed by the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub and will support and expand access to current manufacturing technologies at two local partner school districts, South Wasco County School District and Hood River County School District.

This grant builds upon a previous grant received by CGESD for the 2021-2023 biennium which initiated a CTE (Career and Technical Education) Program of Study being established at South Wasco County School District. The grant also expanded access to manufacturing courses at Hood River Valley High School while supporting middle school students’ exposure to CTE careers and pathways. This grant also uncovered a significant need for improvements to existing student lab spaces to allow the advanced manufacturing and engineering programs to be comparable to college, trade, and industry partners throughout the Gorge region.


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We are grateful to our industry and business partners who support CTE programming at Hood River County School District & South Wasco County School District. Our CTE Revitalization cohort relies on the support and engagement of industry to enhance our High School CTE Labs. 


If your business or industry would like to get involved to support this project, please contact Julie Cucuel ( 


Thank you to our growing list of project partners:

  • Columbia Gorge Community College

  • Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Nate Clarke Painting and Cabinetry

  • Gorge Technology Alliance

  • Basque Beginnings, LLC

  • PARR Lumber

  • Foundry Collective

  • Collins Aerospace

  • Ives Construction

  • Ken Randall Homes

  • Pacheco Construction

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