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Career & Technical Education Update                                                           March 2023

ODE Update

Statewide Graduation Rate Rises to Second Highest In Oregon’s History

Students completing two credits in an approved Career and Technical Education (CTE)  Program of Study significantly exceeded the statewide average, graduating at a rate of 93.0 percent.

Students who have successfully completed English Learner programs in Oregon prior to entering high school graduated at 86.4 percent, 5.1 percentage points higher than the statewide average and an all-time high for that student group.

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Oregon Summer Programs

Many colleges and organizations in Oregon offer summer camps and programs

Learn something new, build your leadership skills, explore careers, and of course, have fun! Visit each program's website for information on dates, rates, and application deadlines.

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Middle School AV

Hermiston students recognized for broadcasting work

A group of Hermiston School District middle school students recently achieved national recognition for their broadcasting skills.

The school district in a press release announced three Sandstone Middle School students competed in the Student Television Network Fall Nationals competition and received an honorable mention in the middle school promo video category.

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Baker students excel at FBLA skills conference

Baker Middle School and Baker High School had several students place highly at the FBLA Regional Skills Conference Feb. 2 at Eastern Oregon University.

Students who placed in the top 10 qualify for the Oregon Business Leadership Conference in Portland in April, according to Toni Zikmund, business teacher and FBLA advisor at BHS. Dawna Blincoe is the BMS advisor.

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Corvallis students are building microshelters for their community

High school students in Corvallis are learning to build homes from scratch while helping people experiencing homelessness get back on their feet.

It’s practical, educational and rewarding — and it’s hard work.

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Klamath Community College adds cosmetology program

As of January, students interested in pursuing careers in cosmetology and barbering have been enrolling in the new Klamath Community College Cosmetology program.

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