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Career TEchnical AND Adult Education News

  • September 04, 2018 2:49 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    All Ohio K-12 students are invited to participate in the OSLN Design Challenge.  This year, OSLN is partnering with  Ohio Soybean Farmers and Ohio Corn and Wheat, to ask students to: Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world.  Improving local access to food will prepare us for the greater challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.  School teams will present their solutions at a school-wide showcase, and the best solutions will be invited to present at the OSLN statewide showcase in May.  For more information visit:
  • September 04, 2018 2:09 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The State Board of Education of Ohio Career-Technical Planning District Report Card Workgroup will meet Sept. 6 at at the Ohio Department of Education.

    Discussion topics will include the prepared for success component of Ohio’s Career-Technical Planning District report card and a guest presentation on college- and career-ready accountability systems.

    At its previous meeting, members of the group discussed how industry-recognized credentials should fit into the state report card.  

    Members of the Work Group are:

    • Ryan Burgess, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation
    • Brett Visger, Ohio Department of Higher Education
    • Michelle Patrick, Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents (OACTS)
    • Kelly Broscheid, Ohio Association of City Career-Technical Schools (CCS)
    • Brian Bachtel, Ohio Association of Career-Technical Education (ACTE)
    • Charles (Chuck) Froehlich, State Board of Education
    • Cathye Flory, State Board of Education
    • Ohio Department of Education Staff
    • John Richard
    • Chris Woolard
    • Emily Passias
    • Shelby Edwards
    • Marianne Mottley
    • Jackie Seward
  • September 03, 2018 8:00 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Ohio ACTE's leadership for the 2018-2019 School Year are:

    • Nick Weldy, President
    • Nancy Luce, President Elect
    • Nate Bishko, Past President
    • Jamey Palma, Treasurer
    • Beth Bronkar, Secretary

    Read more about Ohio ACTE's leaders - click here.

  • September 03, 2018 7:56 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    CADD instructors and administrators won't want to miss this day of development and interaction with other instructors and administrators.  The program will highlight Mayfield Schools collaborative program that involves other career fields and the community, culminating in a day of celebrating students and their accomplishments.

    Details are below, but you must register by Sept. 18.  Click here to register.

    CADD Engineering: Success Series

    Collaborating with your Community

    Q&A with Ohio Department of Education 

    Representative: John Wiseman

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Mayfield Innovation Center

    6080 Wilson Mills

    Mayfield Village, Oh 44143

  • September 03, 2018 7:50 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Welding instructors and administrators who want to improve their programs have an opportunity to interact with each other and experience RG Drage's new welding lab and program.  Meet for one day Sept. 18 and leave with ideas to add spark to welding programs!

    View the agenda and details below and register online by Sept. 12. Click here to register.

    Welding: Success Series

    Sponsored by Lincoln Electric!

    Q&A with Ohio Department of Education 

    Representative: John Wiseman

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    9:30 am - 2:00 pm

    RG Drage Career Technical Center

    2800 Richville Dr SW, Massillon, OH 44646

    Agenda - Click here

  • August 31, 2018 1:30 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    2018 Fall Leadership & Empowerment Meeting

    September 20, 2018

    Miami Valley Career Technology Center  - 6800 Hoke Rd, Clayton, 45315

    Join incoming Ohio ACTE President Nick Weldy, MVCTC Superintendent, for a day of business, education and leadership discussion, as well as a tour of Miami Valley CTC. 

    Former Governor Bob Taft will be a special guest.  Gov. Taft continues to be a supporter of career-tech and will share his perspective on education.

    Leave empowered with new ideas and perspectives!

    Organizational members - you and your leadership team are invited to attend for FREE!  Click here for registration and to view the agenda.

  • August 31, 2018 8:03 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Ohio ACTE is part of a coalition of organizations lead by the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) who have helped plan the School Security and Safety Solutions Summit on Sept. 12 in Columbus.  The is designed for district teams including administrators, board members, educators, school counselors, school psychologists, support staff, mental health professionals, parent leaders, law enforcement and other first responders.

    Click here for agenda, information and to register for this event through the Ohio School Boards Association.

    The groups involved include:

    ·       Buckeye Association of School Administrators;

    ·       National Alliance on Mental Illness – Ohio;

    ·       Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education;

    ·       Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators;

    ·       Ohio Association of Public School Employees;

    ·       Ohio Association of School Business Officials;

    ·       Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators;

    ·       Ohio Department of Education;

    ·       Ohio Homeland Security;

    ·       Ohio Education Association;

    ·       Ohio Educational Service Center Association;

    ·       Ohio Federation of Teachers;

    ·       Ohio High School Athletic Association;

    ·       Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services;

    ·       Ohio PTA;

    ·       Ohio School Boards Association;

    ·       Ohio School Counselors Association;

    ·       Ohio School Psychologists Association;

    ·       Ohio School Resource Officers Association.


  • August 29, 2018 6:38 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The Capitol Square Foundation has created a transportation grant program with a generous gift from Honda of America Mfg., Inc. The program is designed to help schools defray bus transportation expenses to the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center. The grants are based on one-way mileage from your school to Columbus. The 2018/2019 transportation grant application will be available Wednesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. The application is not available prior to this date.

    Click here for more information/details:

  • August 01, 2018 11:27 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The Office of Career-Technical Education

    2018 Fall Informational Meetings

    Held on the following dates:

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 – The Lodge at Hocking College
    Friday, October 5, 2018 – Columbus State Community College (Delaware Campus)
    Friday, October 19, 2018 – Great Oaks District Office (Technology Conference Center)
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
    Monday, November 5, 2018 – Penta Career Center

    The regional meetings are all 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.   Registration is available using the following link. 2018 Fall Meeting Registration


    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    9:00 – 11:00 AM         Overview of Perkins V & Key Changes

    11:00 AM - noon         State Plan Development & Overview

    Noon – 1:00 PM          Lunch Break (Meals not provided)

    1:00 – 3:00 PM            Special Topics

    ·       Accountability

    ·       Equity

    ·       Local Needs Assessment Requirements

    3:00 PM                       Adjournment

  • July 31, 2018 5:13 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    Today U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chair of the Senate Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, announced his Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, legislation he crafted with Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to allow states and localities to use Perkins grant funding to establish CTE-focused academies, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill encourages schools to incorporate key elements of high-quality CTE programs and promotes partnerships between local businesses, regional industries, and other community stakeholders to create work-based learning opportunities for students.

    “This law is great news for Ohio, for employers who need skilled workers, and for students to ensure they have access to the highest-quality CTE programs,” said Senator Portman. “This bipartisan law will improve the quality of CTE programs so kids get a better education using the equipment and the standards of today’s industry. It also includes important accountability information for our most vulnerable students on how well CTE programs are performing so we can ensure quality information and access to programs that meet the needs of students and parents. I believe this measure will make a real difference for Ohio and I want to thank the president for signing it into law.”

    See the Fact Sheet on the Bill - click here

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