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Career & Technical Education Update                                                    April 2023


Oregon ACTE Annual Conference Sets Historic Attendance Record

ODE will be part of the record-breaking attendance this week at Oregon ACTE, partaking of more than 50 breakout sessions, networking events, and vendor information. Over 150 people from around the state will participate in the Wednesday sessions facilitated by ODE.

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ODE PLC Day for CTE Teachers

Over 200 Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers from across Oregon recently gathered for the Oregon Department of Education's Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day at the Oregon ACTE conference in Bend. These educators met with their respective Education Specialists to chat about work-based learning, career connected learning, and statewide programs of study. It was an amazing opportunity for CTE teachers to network, share ideas, and learn from each other. We're thrilled to see so many passionate teachers working to provide their students with the best possible education and career opportunities!

Foster Care Student Scholarships

BrandSource Scholarship

In collaboration with Together We Rise - Foster Love, the BrandSource Scholarship provides access to academic and workforce opportunities for America's current and former foster youth. Scholarship recipients receive up to $11,000 in an effort to alleviate the financial burdens associated with securing a trade certification, license and/or vocational degree. To ensure their long-term success, recipients can receive access to personal mentorship and career development services.

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Sisters Aviation program getting back in the air

“The fact that the SHS students can receive ground instruction at the high school, and flight instruction here locally in Sisters, is what makes our program one-of-a-kind.”

Governor Tina Kotek Visits Benton County CTE Students

The day started with a conversation with more than 20 students at Philomath High School about their experience with the school’s career and technical education (CTE) programs. The school has CTE programs in forestry, industrial shop, early child development, culinary arts, computer programming, and health occupations. The students spoke about how the programs have helped them and what it means for their futures.

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Expanding Work-Based Learning Opportunities for Gen Z


This challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is seeking creative solutions to expand high school student access to high-quality work-based learning (WBL) to prepare them to contribute to today’s workforce and propel them into careers of the future.

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Medford School District to open high school focused on hands-on learning

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WBL High School


Training for the future: Henley, Klamath County schools offer certified pre-apprenticeship programs

Henley High School is offering an Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries certified pre-apprenticeship program; upon completion, students will be offered direct placement into a carpentry apprenticeship in the Southern Oregon Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee — just one of the many programs and opportunities at Henley High School as part of its Career Technical Education (CTE) program.

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Central FFA invites community to dinner for 30th year

Senior Cassie Ainsworth says, “Agriculture is not just farming. There are so many different aspects of FFA and agriculture. They all need to be represented.”

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