June 5, 2012
A newsletter from Career and Technical Education - Washington
Additive Manufacturing Workshop
The National Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEd) located at Edmonds Community College and the National Center for Rapid Technologies (RapidTech) located in Irvine, CA, are proud to offer a two day workshop on the latest in additive manufacturing technology in Lynnwood, WA.

Using a hands-on format, this workshop will provide the attendee with the opportunity to bring individual creations to life, experience the use of the latest scanning technology, hydro printing and post processing of designs. If you would like  to experience these new technologies, are already teaching these technologies and looking to update your skills, or have equipment in your school that may or may not be in use, this is the workshop for you.

The workshop will be July 18-19, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at Edmonds Community College.

Grant Awards for PLTW and Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing

The Washington State Legislature provided funding for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate grants to:

  • High Schools to implement a training program to prepare students for employment as entry-level aerospace assemblers;
  • Skill Centers to implement enhanced manufacturing skills programs; and
  • High Schools to implement specialized courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. 

Grants were awarded to the following districts to implement specialized courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers:


Bethel School District

Burlington-Edison School District

Edmonds School District

Federal Way School District

Franklin Pierce School District

Lake Stevens School District

Mead School District

Puyallup School District

Seattle Public Schools

Sumner School District

Toppenish School District

Grants were awarded to the following Skill Centers to implement enhanced manufacturing skills programs:

Central Valley School District

Mount Vernon School District

Bethel School District

Grants were awarded to the following high schools to implement a training program to prepare students for employment as entry-level aerospace assemblers:


Bethel School District

Renton School District

Enumclaw School District

Auburn School District

Ellensburg School District

Bremerton School District

Central Kitsap School District

Snohomish School District

Puyallup School District

Vancouver School District

P210 and P210 Voc Reporting

The P210 and P210 Voc are now both available for you to review your data in the 2011-12 school year. The following communication is an update on some big changes this year, the P210/P210 Voc process, frequently asked questions, and known defects.


Recent Changes to the P210 and P210 Voc:

  • The P210 and P210 Voc are both read-only applications for now: while they are updated nightly from CEDARS, no data is directly editable in the P210 or P210 Voc until the fall. Until then, to modify any data, you must modify data in your student information system and successfully submit that data to CEDARS.
  • The user interface is now split so that the P210 and P210 Voc each have their own tab.
  • The 4-year and 5-year graduation rates for the 2011-12 year are not currently being calculated. They will be available in the fall.

P210/P210 Voc Data Pulling Process

The P210 and P210 Voc reports pull data directly from CEDARS every evening, so any change made to CEDARS data will be reflected in the P210/P210 Voc enrollment reports, graduation reports, and exception reports the next day.


Because both the CEDARS loading processes and the P210/P210 Voc pulling processes are nightly processes, these applications are not available beginning at 8:00pm each night. Users that attempt to log in to these applications after 8pm may experience a "system maintenance" message that will prevent them from getting further into the application.


Support for P210 and P210 Voc

If you have any questions about the P210 or P210 Voc, please contact:


OSPI Customer Support, customersupport@k12.wa.us, 1-800-725-4311, or Lisa Ireland, lisa.ireland@k12.wa.us, (360) 725-6358.

Public Forum on Washington Workers' Success

The public is invited to comment on strategies aimed at helping Washington residents obtain the education and training needed to not only land jobs, but advance in them, as Washington's economy grows more competitive and workplace expectations rise.


Public comments will help shape Washington's strategic plan for workforce development. Public comment can be received by email, letter or through four public forums at:

  • Everett Train Station,  Weyerhaeuser Room, 3201 Smith Avenue, Everett, - July 18
  • UW-Tacoma,  Carwein Auditorium, 1754 Commerce St., Tacoma - July 19
  • Spokane Center Place,  Room 109, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley  - August 1
  • Yakima Convention Center, Room B, 10 North 8th St., Yakima - August 2

All four public forums start at 5:30 p.m.  The draft strategic plan and additional information on how to submit comments will be available July 9, at:  www.wtb.wa.gov/highskills2012.asp


The draft strategic plan focuses on creating multiple pathways for both young people and adult workers to acquire education throughout their lives.  Working with stakeholders, Washington's Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board has refined this multiple pathway focus into specific goals, objectives and strategies.  The final plan will be submitted to the Governor and Legislature in December.
SkillsUSA National Medalists

A 138 person delegation from Washington SkillsUSA, including 89 students, participated in the SkillsUSA Champions at Work Conference held in Kansas City, June 20-27. 


Over 6,000 students nationwide participated in contests in both secondary and postsecondary divisions while the total attendance including industry and business partners, observers, advisors and chaperones was 18,000, making this their largest conference in history. 


Please congratulate the following medalists:  

  • Automotive Service Technology, Bronze - Gordon Sabin -Decatur HS
  • Broadcast News Production, Bronze - Kericho Corry, Erik Anderson, Samantha Leach and Brandon Carlson - Central Kitsap HS
  • Job Skill Demonstration A, Bronze - Devany Lemar - North Thurston HS 
  • Internetworking, Silver - Nick Kirkenfeld - Central Kitsap HS 

Several Washington teams and individuals placed in the top 10 and earned Skill Point Certificates. Look for next month's Update for those champions. 

WBEA Recognizes Two Washington Educators

The Western Business Education Association recognized individuals who made outstanding contributions to business education:

Congratulations to these two very deserving educators, and thank you both for all you do for business education.

Going Beyond the Classroom: Agri-Business Week

Agri-Business Week is intended to help high school students learn about amazing career opportunities in agriculture. The new Agri-Business Week program is based on the Washington Business Week Program. Students will explore elements of the food cycle and the AG careers and professionals that make it happen.


Agri-Business Week will be held on the Central Washington University campus, July 22-28. Students will live on the campus and be engaged in career exploration, business, leadership and teamwork while gaining valuable life skills and college credit (optional) in a fun and exciting way.

Agri-Business Week is limited to 70 students and space will fill up quickly. Register at www.wbw.org. or contact WBW at (253) 815-6900, or Herman Calzadillas, Program Manager, at Herman@wbw.org.

New Video: Become an Apprentice
Did you know that during the next 10 years there will be thousands of new high tech and high paying jobs available in aerospace and manufacturing like a machinist and/or aircraft mechanic?

Let students take a look at this video from the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee to learn more about aerospace and manufacturing career options. 

NATEF Automobile Accreditation
New standards created for Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), Auto Service Technology (AST) and Master Auto Service Technology (MAST) including number of tasks, hours, instructor qualifications and complete task lists are now available at www.natef.org. 

Programs will be able to pursue accreditations under the new model as of July 1.

Customs Broker Exam Prep Course
The Center of Excellence for International Trade, Transportation & Logistics is offering 10 week course July 18 to September 19. Every Wednesday from 6-9pm Cost per students is $1499. Training available through Highline Community College.

Students may register or get more information here.

Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES)
Snap-on Torque Training and Accreditation workshop: Automotive Instructor Summer Workshop at the Professional Automotive Training Center at Shoreline Community College, August 20-21, in the Snap-on Innovation Works Training Room. Cost is $125 and includes lunches, first come first served basis limited to 17.

Contact Michele Foley at
Michele@psada.com for additional information and registration form. The tools/equipment lists are being finalized. Minimal changes are expected and will be posted soon.
NCCER Instructor Certification Course
There is a tentatively scheduled Instructor Certification Training Program (ICTP) for August 9 in Yakima. This 8 hours workshop will cover Modules 1,6,9 and 10. A minimum of 6 people is required to run the course with a cost of $125 per attendee plus $60 for the ICTP manual, plus sales tax. Confirm by July 15.

Contact Denny Wallace at
dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us for more information or to secure your spot.
Tools and Supply List

Please contact Denny Wallace at dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us or call (360) 725-6241 to request information for the tooling and consumables costs to start an Aerospace Assemblers Manufacturing program. Details will be made available for potential Kitted and non-kitted tools lists, Power Island items and consumables. Information will be provided to requesters with comments from Boeing Curriculum writers.

Apprenticeship Preparation Program Recognition

This program establishes the process through which education-based preparatory programs can seek and obtain formal recognition form the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC) for their efforts to link students to registered apprenticeship. 


For more information contact Denny Wallace at  dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us or call (360) 725-6241

Hybrid Car Train-the-Trainer

Peninsula College Hybrid Train-The-Trainer: NSF grants provides a reduced costs for these In-service opportunities: Hybrid Train-The-Trainer , 5 days beginning July 9; Predictive Maintenance, 3 days beginning July 16; and Hybrid Battery Rebuild, 2 days beginning July 19. All will be held in Port Angeles. For more information or to register please contact  mhansen@pencol.edu.

Real World Design Challenge

Registration is now open for the 2012-2013 Real World Design Challenge. The Challenge starts in the fall, but you can sign up today.


The Real World Design Challenge is an annual aviation design competition for teams of 3-7 high school students. The Challenge is free for students and teachers. And each teacher that signs up a team will receive $1 million in professional engineering software as well as access to mentors from industry, government and academia. 


Every team that wants to participate needs to register even if they participated in the past.


Teams can register by clicking the following link Registration for the 2012-2013 Real World Design Challenge is now open. Sign up today, or by going to  www.realworlddesignchallenge.org and following the registration link there.  The team's teacher/coach should do the registration.

School of the Future Design Competition

The annual School of the Future Design Competition (SOFC) offers an opportunity for middle and junior high school students to creatively illustrate school facility planning and design. The national competition challenges student teams to design their schools to enhance learning, conserve resources, be environmentally responsive and engage the surrounding community. The SOFC is tied to School Building Week, which highlights the importance of high-performance school facility environments that are safe, healthy and well planned.


What's in it for the student? 

Students learn to collaborate, make team decisions, develop slide shows and models, and potentially present their design to hundreds of people at local, state, and national levels. Prizes up to $2,000 are awarded and national finalists fly to Washington, D.C. where their models and presentations are judged.


Have Washington students won before?
Washington students have placed at the highest levels in the past four years. In 2012, talented, hard-working students from Mill Creek Middle School (in Kent) and Mount Baker Middle School (in Auburn) presented meticulous visions that modeled sustainability.


How can our district plan for SOFC 2013?
Please consider SOFC as you plan for the 2012-13 school year. Planning should begin this spring and fall to allow sufficient time to prepare for the next SOFC in spring 2013. It is recommended that specific work for the competition effort be extracurricular; although, related lessons may be integrated into class curriculum. Eventually, districts may choose to have a specific course that includes all of these lessons. Mentors are provided through the support of Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and are typically comprised of professional planners, architects and technical professionals.


Call for middle school and junior high school student teams in School of the Future Design Competition.


Register or get more information about the competition (Council of Educational Facility Planners International Web site).

Computer Science & Engineering Workshop
The University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering department is running a workshop this summer targeted at high school or middle school teachers of math, science and computer science. 
The workshop will be August 6-8, 2012. Cost is $35 registration which includes lunch for three days, light breakfast, reception, parking, housing for out of town participants, 20 clock hours. 
The workshop's goal is to learn what the field of computer science has to offer and take home some ideas of how to incorporate computational thinking into your classes. 
Student Leadership Development

Announcing an$800 Scholarship for Washington Leadership Training Institute. The deadline is July 22.  

Go to 
www.skillsusa.org/events/wlti.shtml for more information on this training opportunity.

All applications are sent to the Dennis Wallace, State SkillsUSA Washington Director. The state may only submit one application per year.
ASM Materials Teacher Training Camp

Applications now open for summer Materials Camp opportunities. Here's your opportunity to participate in a week-long, hands-on lab experience that shows you how to use applied engineering techniques in the classroom. Camp is July 16-20 in Seattle. Apply here. Learn more here.

Bioinformatics Advanced Professional Development Workshop

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) presents professional development and curriculum on bioinformatics (Bio-ITEST). High school teachers, particularly those with advanced biology or biotechnology courses are invited to apply. Prior bioinformatics experience is not required. 


The workshop will be held July 23-27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, WA. Applications are due April 27. Visit http://www.nwabr.org/bioitest-adv-workshop to register.

Agriculture Curriculum Training

The agriculture education & science pathway at OSPI is holding the first Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE) training in Washington State this summer. Twenty agriculture education teachers have been chosen to attend this training. Scholarships have been provided to the teacher's school districts to cover the cost of the training. The CASE training will be in Moses Lake, WA, July 30 - August 9. 


To learn more, contact Wayne Gilman at hw.gilman@k12.wa.us.

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In This Issue
Additive Manufacturing Workshop
Grant Awards for PLTW and Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing
P210 and P210 Voc Reporting
Public Forum on Washington Workers' Success
SkillsUSA National Medalists
WBEA Recognizes Two Washington Educators
Going Beyond the Classroom
New Video: Become an Apprentice
NATEF Automobile Accreditation
Customs Broker Exam Prep Course
Automotive Youth Educational System
NCCER Instructor Certification Course
Tools and Supply List
Apprenticeship Preparation Program Recognition
Hybrid Car Train-the-Trainer
Real World Design Challeng
School of the Future Design Competition
Computer Science & Engineering Workshop
Student Leadership Development
ASM Materials Teacher Training Camp
Bioinformatics Advanced
Washington Agriculture Education Summer Update Conference
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