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Career TEchnical AND Adult Education News

  • September 18, 2020 6:09 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    During a trip to Ohio on Sept. 17, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia visited Great Oaks Career Campuses, which specializes in career and technical education for both high school students and adults. Over 30 career programs are available for high school students living in 36 area school districts. While there, Sec. Scalia participated in a roundtable discussion with local business leaders and educators regarding workforce development and economic growth.

    The Secretary had traveled to Cincinnati to discuss economic recovery, workplace safety, and the steps needed to develop a skilled, dynamic workforce. Secretary Scalia visited Consolidated Metals, where he met company leadership and employees and discussed the economic re-opening.

    Representatives from P&G, Nehemiah Manufacturing, Perfetti Van Melle, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, JTM Food Group, KUTOL, and DPA Buying Group discussed the impact of COVID-19 on their business and on the region.

    “It was great to be back in Ohio and see the progress being made in safely re-opening our economy,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “I was pleased to visit Consolidated Metals Products and learn about the steps they’ve taken to provide jobs and bring Americans back to work. I would also like to thank Great Oaks for hosting a valuable conversation on business growth, safe workplaces, and equipping workers with the skills needed for good-paying, meaningful jobs.”

    The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

  • September 18, 2020 8:50 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    You are invited along with other political business, education and community leaders from across Ohio to take part in a series of virtual workshops designed to strengthen collaboration to better prepare Ohioans for success in the economy and to learn about the recently released report Bridging Ohio’s Workforce Gap.  Click the link to register

    The Aim Hire Workforce and Education Symposium and Fall Series is sponsored by Ohio Excels and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. The kickoff event will be held on September 22, 2020 and will feature Ohio Lt. Governor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Jon Husted and Joseph Fuller, Professor of Management Practice in General Management and Co-Lead of Managing the Future of Work at the Harvard Business School. Please email or call Donna Anderson at (614) 897-0431 with any questions. 

  • September 09, 2020 10:53 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Weekly Brown Bag Virtual Discussion

    FREE - Thursdays at noon September 24 - Nov. 5.

    Click here for dates/topics and registration information
  • September 09, 2020 9:38 AM | Anonymous

    This year's Leadership and Empowerment Meeting on Sept. 16, hosted by incoming Ohio ACTE President Ryan McCoart and Great Oaks Career Campuses includes:

    • Business Panel Discussion: Dealing with Covid 19 in their industry
    • Great Oaks Career Campus: Covid 19 Response
    • Building successful partnerships between schools with associate school superintendent Tom Burton

    In-Person limit has been met but you can still attend virtually! You must pre-register to attend virtually.

      Click here for registration information as well as the agenda.

  • September 04, 2020 7:44 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Beginning Tuesday, September 8, parents or guardians and school staff should notify their school within 24 hours of receiving a positive test or a clinical diagnosis. Within 24 hours after receiving that notification, the school should notify other parents and guardians about that case in writing, providing as much information as possible without releasing protected health information. The school must also notify their local health department within 24 hours. 

    Beginning Tuesday, September 15, and each Tuesday thereafter, local health departments will report the number of newly reported and cumulative cases to the Ohio Department of Health. The Ohio Department of Health will publish this data by school or school district, including a breakdown by students and staff, each Thursday.

    "We understand there is a balance between privacy and transparency, and we do not intend for protected health information to be released in our effort to provide information to Ohioans so they can make the right decisions for their family," said Governor DeWine. "Please remember that if a school has positive cases among their students or staff, it does not mean the school did anything wrong. Schools cannot control spread in the community, so it is important to practice safety measures not only in the classroom but also when you’re out in the community."

    The order will also require each school district or school to identify a COVID-19 coordinator to facilitate the reporting of case information, and upon request, schools or buildings are required to provide the local health department a copy of their pandemic plan.

  • August 24, 2020 12:16 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Thanks to a partnership between Ohio ACTE and the Ohio Ophthalmological Societ, approximately 20,000 eye wear safety goggles were distributed to career-tech programs.  If you missed the opportunity to participate this year, the program will be available next Spring provided the grant is approved for the next school year.  Watch Ohio ACTE e-news for information on applying.

     "I truly have never had such a genuinely excited response from students! The big hit seemed to be that these goggles are anti-fog and incredibly comfortable. They were very appreciative!" said Laura Bowers, Assistant Director at C-Tec of Licking County.

    C-TEC students with their safety eye wear.

  • August 12, 2020 3:39 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Too few Ohioans have the knowledge and skills required to compete for the in-demand jobs of today’s economy. That means more Ohioans must attain advanced education levels represented by high-value credentials and postsecondary degrees. In 2018, only 49.2 percent of Ohioans had earned a high-value credential or postsecondary degree – putting Ohio two points below the national average and ranking us 31 out of 50 states. According to economists, the ideal attainment rate to best position a state for competitive success is 65 percent. 

    The purpose of Bridging Ohio's Workforce Gap plan, released August 11,  is to guide the efforts of the Complete to Compete Ohio Coalition as it helps Ohioans’ attain high-value credentials and postsecondary degrees across the state.

    Click here for more information

    Click here to access the plan

  • August 11, 2020 5:22 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    According to information gathered by the Ohio Department of Education, 325 public school districts in Ohio are planning to return to school full-time which equates to approximately 590,000 students.

    A total of 55 districts representing approximately 398,000 public school students will begin the school year remotely.  Approximately 380,000 students in 154 public school districts will start the school year with a hybrid of online and in-person learning.

    Information on 78 public school distracts was not readily available. 

    Career Technical Education

    Approximately 29% of Career Centers responding to a recent survey report that they will return to school full-time, in person;  42% report a blended format will be used, with CTE courses in-person and academic classes online; and 29% report a blended format with both academic and CTE courses online will be implemented.  Survey results included 38 of Ohio's 49 career centers.

  • August 11, 2020 8:47 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    On July 28 Lt. Governor Jon Husted shared the state’s plan to expand broadband services in Ohio. The Lt. Governor announced that the state will set aside $50 million of state funding through the federal CARES Act to provide hotspots and internet-enabled devices to students.

    The Ohio Department of Education, in collaboration with BroadbandOhio, will provide Ohio schools with the opportunity to apply for these funds through a grant application process. Invitations to apply will be sent to all Ohio public and non-public school entities on August 10, 2020. The grant application portal will open Monday, August 10 and close at midnight on Friday, August 21. Grants will be reviewed and processed during the week of August 24 and awardees will be notified the week of August 31.

    Click here for more information.

  • August 10, 2020 8:24 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The Ohio Department of Education posted four new pages with information and resources for those serving students with disabilities and providing special education services, including a collection of special education-specific resources. In addition, a separate page provides guidelines for telehealth services 

    Please continue to check the Reset and Restart Education webpage for more updates.  

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

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