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MISSION OF THE CATEC FOUNDATION (CATEF)
The Foundation aims to:
Assist the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center in advancing career, technical and vocational education, training, and job placement that supports businesses, professionals, and aspiring trades-people in Central Virginia.
Promote public education programs that provide career, technical and vocational training in Central Virginia, and ensure schools gain understanding of the needs of area employers.
Raise and administer scholarship, opportunity and other funds to both create and enrich educational opportunities, and support career training for local students, professional, and aspiring trades-people who need assistance while attending or in conjunction with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center.
Each year, CATEF awards scholarships to currently enrolled High School and Adult Education and Apprenticeship Program students who plan to continue their educations.
In fiscal year 2021, CATEF awarded scholarships amounting to $5,250 to 4 CATEC high school graduates and $12,800 to 15 adult students
In fiscal year 2020, CATEF awarded scholarships amounting to $6,000 to 5 CATEC high school graduates and $12,000 to 22 adult students
In fiscal year 2019, CATEF awarded $9,000 in scholarships to 8 CATEC high school graduates
CATEC SCHOOL-TO-WORK SIGNING DAY
CATEF proudly sponsors CATEC's annual School-to-work Signing Day. Like a college signing day, this event celebrates and recognizes students and employers committed to making School-to-work partnerships possible. The youth apprenticeships, internships, and employment opportunities our students experience are vital to:
meeting the needs of local employers
For this event, CATEF provides financial support and community outreach for sponsorship and employment connections. CATEF ensures students signing with local employers begin their careers with the tools and personal protective equipment they need.
View Albemarle County Public School's School-to-Work Signing Day video here.
View CATEC's School-to-Work Signing Day and its Completers Ceremony on CATEC's YouTube channel.
CATEF proudly works with local businesses to make its mission possible.
CATEF is actively seeking volunteers to support its mission through a variety of volunteer opportunities. If you have skills in the following areas, please consider volunteering to support CATEF:
Email CATECFoundationBoard@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.
HOW TO DONATE
To donate to CATEF, click the donate button (PayPal or Venmo) or mail a check payable to CATEF to:
Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Foundation
1000 East Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901