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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Meeting Follow Up:

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2021 Legislative Conference – Feb. 9-11 - VIRTUAL

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Click here for the Legislative Seminar Resources- publications and information on CTE

Planning Committee Members:

Christine Gardner, Ohio ACTE, Executive Director

Maggie Hess, Ohio Association Career Technical Superintendents, Executive Director

Dee Smith, Pappas and Associates

Will Vorys, Dickinson Wright

Harry Snyder, Great Oaks Superintendent and OACTS President

Mary Beth Freeman, Delaware Area Career Center. Superintendent

Ryan McCoart, Great Oaks, Ohio ACTE President

Paul Carpenter, Butler TEch, CTE TreasuresKristian Smith, Lorain County CTC,OTC Director, PACE

Amy Leedy, Miami Valley CTC, OTC Director

Bill Bussey, OTC Executive Director

Krista Gearhart, Canton Local

Roger Wright, Four Cities Compact Ohio CCS President

Dave Mangas, Cuyahoga Valley CTC, Superintendent


Feb. 9 – 8:30 am – 11:30 am

8:30-8:45 am – Coffee and Conversation – Participants will have an opportunity to interact in a virtual ‘discussion’ format

8:45-9:00 am– Welcome and Introductions – Roger Wright, CCS ; Ohio ACTE President Ryan McCoart, OACTS President Harry Snyder

9:00- 9:15 am – Recognition of Outstanding Service  Ohio ACTE President Ryan McCoart

9:15 – 9:30 am– Introduction of CTE Legislative Priorities presenters, Dee Smith and Will Vorys

9:30 – 9:45 am– US Senator Rob Portman Update from Staff

9:45 – 10:00 am– Break

10:00 – 11:00 am - Legislative Priorities/Virtual Legislative Visits Overview and Instruction -   Dee Smith will explain how the virtual visits will work and the importance of participating in teams and how each visit will flow. 

Feb. 10 – 8:30 – 9:00 am

And various times throughout the day (Group Legislator Visits)

Coordinated Legislative Virtual Appointments

8:30 – 9:00 am– Final Questions Regarding Legislative Virtual Visits

Legislator Visit Appointments – TBD throughout the day

Feb. 11 – 9:00 am -1:15 pm

9:00- 9:30 am –  Coffee and Conversation – Participants will have an opportunity to interact in a virtual ‘discussion’ format and share thoughts on the virtual legislative visits. 

9:30 – 10:00 am -  ODHE Chancellor Gardner Remarks and Updates from Staff

10:00 – 10:45 am  - State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Remarks, Interactive Q & A

10:45 – 11:00 am – Break

11:00 – 11:30 am  House Speaker Bob Cupp

11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Sen. Reineke

12:15 - 12:30 pm – Break

12:30 – 1:00 pm  – Lt.  Gov. Husted

1:00 – 1:15 pm– Closing Remarks

Dial In Information/Log In Information

Presenting Sponsor:


2020 Legislative Seminar Follow Up

CEU Certificate - click here

Click here for the ODE Credential Funding Update

Click here for the COF Map of Participating Institutions

Click here for the OWT-DSA ISP Grant flyer

Click here for the OWT-ODE Innovative Workforce Incentive Program flyer

Click here for the TechCred flyer

Click here for Career and Technical Education Legislative Priorities from Will Vorys and Dee Smith

Click here for Information on Ohio ACTE's Advocacy Efforts and the Legislative Toolkit

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

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(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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