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Former Reynoldsburg School Superintendent Richard Ross will lead the Governor’s Office of 21st Century Education beginning Feb. 1. He was appointed by Gov. Kasich to replace Robert Sommers, who resigned to open an education consulting business.
Gov. Kasich addressed job training during his presentation to almost 200 Ohio ACTE Legislative Seminar attendees Jan. 25. See pictures from the Legislative Seminar.
Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.
US Secretary of Education conducts a Town Hall Meeting at Miami Valley CTC on Jan. 11, 2012
Arne Duncan, U.S. Education Secretary and Brenda Dann- Messier, Assistant Secretary, visited Miami Valley Career Center Jan. 11 to meet with students and educators. In a town hall meeting at the school, they heard from both high school and adult MVCTC students, as well as members of the community, the importance of career-technical education. More than 100 students, business leaders and citizens attended the event, asked questions and heard from both the Secretary and Assistant Secretary regarding education and the economy. Both praised MVCTC and CTE for its role in Ohio's economy. News coverage included an article in The Dayton Daily News.
The 2011 ACTE Image Award winner was Mike Rowe, for his support of skilled trades and skilled workers.
See his acceptance speech by clicking here:
Thirty one Fairfield Career Center carpentry graduates and one current student volunteered to help the Extreme Makeover Home Edition team build a house for a Columbus family, they volunteered over 200 man hours for the project.
The Extreme Makeover Home Edition show is about giving back and bringing neighbors togetherundefinedone environmentally friendly brick at a time. It’s a race against time on a project that would normally span several months, involving a team of designers, contractors and hundreds of workers who all have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house! This is a great opportunity for the Eastland-Fairfield carpentry students and graduates to put their skills to work and give back. “It was the experience of a lifetime” David Barnett Class of 2011.
The 2 hour Christmas Special will aired Friday, December 16th at 8 p.m. on ABC.
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce releases a new report entitled Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School Through College Jobs, 2008-2018, identifies 16 career clusters which represent the full array of related occupational opportunities and education requirements. Findings show that for those with high school diplomas, decent jobs still exist but there are not enough to go around. Only one in three of high school-level jobs will pay wages of $35,000 or more; although in some cases, with experience, these jobs can provide up to $50,000.
Middle-skill jobs have promise for those who acquire some level of postsecondary education or training but not a Bachelor’s degree. For women, middle-skill jobs are the minimum threshold for a better career. One in two of these middle jobs provide career pathways leading to median wages of roughly $40,000. Such jobs are concentrated in six career clusters: manufacturing, marketing, transportation, healthcare, business and hospitality. The fastest growing career clusters for middle-skills are in healthcare (21 percent) and hospitality (12 percent).
Click here for more report information.
The following Ohio ACTE members were among five finalists for national career-technical educator awards. They were recognized during the National ACTE Conference on Nov. 19 in St. Louis, Mo. in front of 3,000 attendees and represented ACTE Region 1.
Outstanding CTE Professional in Community Service - Tina Francis, Delaware Area Career Center/Buckeye Valley Middle School
Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator - Rose Hartschuh, Mohawk Local Schools
Outstanding Career and Technical Educator - Yvonne Kaszubowski, Warren County Career Center
Teacher of the Year - Paul Waldman, Millstream Career & Technology Center