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Career TEchnical AND Adult Education News

  • November 06, 2018 7:29 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Community stakeholders, including schools, districts, parents and businesses, may submit credentials to the Ohio Department of Education for addition to the list of approved industry-recognized credentials. Applications are due Dec. 31, 2018, for consideration for addition to the list for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Click here for more information.

  • October 03, 2018 12:31 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career—from architecture to zoology. Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog, or how electricity works, it’s important for every 21st century student to have a chance to design an app or an algorithm or learn how the Internet works.

    Join Battelle to learn ways to bring computer science to your school. Here are the upcoming Computer Science Workshops for Administrators and School Counselors workshops. You must RSVP to participate.

    Two dates: Oct. 26 and Nov. 16.  Click here for more information/registration.

  • September 17, 2018 4:39 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    Ohio gubernatorial candidates Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine will participate in “Talking Jobs with Ohio’s Next Governor,” a unique forum that will address education and jobs with young students and workers across Ohio. “Talking Jobs” will take place Thursday, October 4 from 12:30pm to 2:05pm at the Idea Center® at Playhouse Square in Cleveland in front of a live studio audience of young Ohioans.

    Young students and workers will be invited to submit questions for the candidates by using #TalkJobsOH on social media and by interacting with the livestreamed forum on Facebook, YouTube and

    “Talking Jobs with Ohio’s Next Governor” is funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) through a grant for the “American Graduate: Getting to Work” initiative. “American Graduate” is public media’s long-term commitment to help young people succeed in school, career and life by supporting community-based solutions, including national and local reporting, town halls and public forums, like “Talking Jobs.”

    During the forum, the candidates will appear individually in back-to-back segments and will be allotted 45 minutes each to interact with young Ohioans and respond to their questions and comments about education, workforce development and job creation. Andy Chow of the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau will serve as the forum moderator.

    Co-produced by a statewide public media collaborative of CET in Cincinnati, ideastream in Cleveland and WOSU Public Media in Columbus, “Talking Jobs with Ohio’s Next Governor” provides a rare opportunity for young adults across the state to engage with the leading candidates in this year’s Ohio gubernatorial race.

    “Ohio’s next governor can have a major impact on education, training and the opportunities that will be available to the state’s next generation of workers,” said David Fogarty, President and General Manager of CET. “This forum is a unique chance for students and young workers to ask their questions about the future and to hear directly from the candidates.”

    “This forum creates a direct connection between the candidates and young Ohioans,” said ideastream Chief Executive Officer Kevin Martin. “The social media and livestream components of “Talking Jobs” offer students and young workers across the state a familiar, accessible way to address their priorities with Cordray and DeWine.”

    Tom Rieland, WOSU Public Media’s General Manger, agrees: “We’re proud to partner with our public media colleagues for an innovative look at workforce development for a demographic that is often overlooked but will have a major impact on the jobs of tomorrow in Ohio. This interactive forum is a significant kickoff to an initiative that will give a voice to 16 to 26-year olds who are wondering about job security, just like the candidates themselves.”

    The forum will be recorded and created into a one-hour television special to be broadcast by WVIZ/PBS ideastream on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00pm.

    About CET

    CET is a service of Public Media Connect (PMC), a regional public media partnership with ThinkTV, Dayton, serving the more than 3 million people in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton communities.

    About ideastream

    The mission of ideastream is to strengthen our communities. ideastream pursues this mission as a multiple media public service organization by providing distinctive, thought-provoking programs and services that enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.

    About WOSU Public Media

    WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services, serving central Ohio.

    About American Graduate

    American Graduate is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to help young people succeed in school, career and life. Supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), more than 125 public television and radio stations have joined forces with over 1,700 partners to elevate the stories of youth and the supportive adults that help them succeed. Through American Graduate, public media, with its unique position as a trusted resource and important partner in local communities, provides a critical platform to shine a light on pathways to graduation and successful student outcomes. National and local reporting, on air and online is helping communities understand the challenges and community-driven solutions associated with education and future successes. Public forums, town halls and community conversations are activating discussions between community leaders, educators and more.


    About CPB

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit, follow on Twitter @CPBmedia, Facebook and LinkedIn and subscribe for email updates.

  • September 04, 2018 3:59 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Each Child, Our Future is Ohio’s shared plan for ensuring that each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 (preK-12) education. The plan’s purpose: to lift aspirations, create hope and excitement, guide development of state-level education policies and promote high-quality educational practices across the state.

    The five-year plan recognizes that equity continues to be Ohio’s greatest education challenge — making sure each child has access to relevant and challenging academic experiences and resources across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and/or income. The plan also stresses the importance of partnerships and quality schools. It identifies one goal focused on student success after high school and 10 supporting strategies that address excellent educators, standards for students, accountability for learning, supports for the whole child, expanding early learning and transforming the high school experience.

    Click here for more information/to view the complete plan.

  • 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.

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