Workforce Development - MUS Strategic Plan
Increase responsiveness to workforce development needs by expanding and developing programs in high demand fields in the state
Goal 2: Workforce & Economic Development
MT STEM Scholarship
The 2019 Legislature revitalized the MT STEM Scholarship by shifting Lottery funding from last dollar to first dollar and extending the number of years that students can receive scholarships from two to four. Award amounts are $1,000 in the first year, $1,500 in years two and three, and $2,000 in year four.
CTE/Big Sky Pathways
In collaboration with OPI, K-12 school districts, two-year colleges, and business and industry, develop and promote sequential curriculum providing high school students with a clear, non-duplicative pathway from high school to two-year colleges and/or careers.
Increase degrees and certificates awarded in high-demand occupational fields
Increase job placement rates
Increase the number of certificates and degrees conferred in 2-year programs
Degrees & Certificates Awarded by MUS 2-year Colleges