OCTAE Connection - Flash Edition - June 30, 2015

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OCTAE Connection:  Flash Edition

June 30, 2015


First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education Event Tuesday, June 30

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, on Tuesday, June 30, at 1 p.m. ET, first lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at the Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education event. The event is hosted by the White House in partnership with OCTAE. In her remarks, the first lady will recognize students and educators for their work connecting the classroom to real-life career opportunities.

Students and educators selected through a competitive process will attend the event. Throughout the day, individuals with major accomplishments will be recognized. In addition, the White House will showcase student projects and lead discussions with education leaders, business and industry representatives, and policy makers on expanding and replicating the best CTE programs.

This event, which will be livestreamed at wh.gov/live, follows the release of an executive order expanding the United States Presidential Scholars Program to establish a new category of outstanding scholars in CTE.