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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

CRANE (Capital Region Academies for the Next Economy)

​​​​​Career Technical Education/ROP


Primary Contacts​

Louise Stymeist, Director
(916) 228-2007

SCOE is the fiscal agent for a $15 million grant from the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT), awarded by the State of California to the regional Capital Region Academies for the Next Economy Consortium. The one-time funding is part of a new state program designed to help students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and careers. There is one overall objective: transform students into the premier technological and entrepreneurial workforce for the next economy. 

$15 Million Award​​ed

The California Career Pathways Trust Grant was awarded to four county offices of education and 18 school districts dedicated to supporting Career Pathways in the region. 

6 Pathways Targeted

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Food Production
  • Construction & Clean Energy
  • Engineering & Engineering Services
  • Health Services & Biological Sciences
  • Information & Communication Technologies

5 Goals​​

  • Integrate rigorous academics into Career Technical Curriculum
  • Align and articulate High School and College Curriculum
  • Develop a regional system of Work-Based Learning activities
  • Create personalized support to ensure student success
  • Integrating business & entrepreneurship in all pathways

3-Year Timeline​

  • 2014-15: Develop Systems
  • 2015-16: Strengthen Systems
  • 2016-17: Refine Systems


CRANE is a consortium of 22 local education agencies, including county offices of education and school districts with many other post-secondary, industry, civic/government, and community based partners.

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Last Modified: 2/2/2018 12:50 PM

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