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Career Development Incentive Program


The Career Development Incentive Program, or Career Development Success Program Expansion in House Bill 18-1266, provides financial incentives for school districts and charter schools that encourage high school students, grades 9-12, to complete qualified industry credential programs, internships, residencies, construction pre-apprenticeship or construction apprenticeship programs or qualified Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Participating districts or charter schools could receive up to $1,000 for each completed credential, distributed in tiered order. 

2018-19 Career Development Incentive Program Participation Process 

Submission Timeline

On an annual basis, data may be submitted by Accountability contacts to CDE (via Syncplicity) using the provided data template. 

Prior to submission, a district designated contact should notify CDE of their intent to submit by completing the intent to participate form.  Failure to provide this message of intent and/or the posting of the flat file prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 20th will exclude the data from consideration.

Key Dates & Actions are as follows:

  • Prior to May 31st notifications of intent to participate must be submitted prior to data file submission via Syncplicity.
  • Submission Closes, June 20th by 5 p.m., all intent to participate forms and data files must be submitted for consideration prior to this time.

Documents Needed

Request Industry Certification Inclusion

Please complete the form below if there is a program or industry certification that is not on the official Approved Programs List in the Talent Pipeline Report and there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate industry demand and credibility for the requested program/certification. The approval team will do two review cycles, Applicants will hear by April 30th or October 31st.

Career Development Incentive Program Guidelines and Resources 


Marina Kokotovic
Phone: 303-866-6267