Nontraditional Employment & Training Project
The NET Project provides statewide
technical assistance to Career and Technical Education institutions that sponsor
Carl D. Perkins funded programs for nontraditional career options. The
NET Project website provides timely and useful resources to support
the mission of building a nontraditional workforce through expanded educational and
career opportunities for students. A monthly newsletter, Spotlight, is distributed
electronically to a state and national audience.
The NET Project sponsors the Vanguard Award, which recognizes outstanding secondary
and postsecondary level students throughout New York State who are enrolled in
Career & Technical Education programs that are not traditional for their gender.
Held annually since 1993, the Vanguard Awards are presented to four secondary and
two post-secondary students. Each year, photos of the
finalists and winners are made in nontraditional career posters that are distributed
to schools and institutions throughout New York State and the nation. The NET Project
also develops and pilots model informal education programs to encourage middle and
high school girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career pathways.
The Net Project is funded by NYSED through a Carl D. Perkins Grant.