March 1, 2013
CTE UPDATE
A newsletter from Career and Technical Education - Washington
Farewell to Timothy McNeely
After almost five years as a member of the CTE staff at OSPI, Timothy McNeely is moving on. As of March 1, Timothy will be a team lead for OSPI's Consolidated Program Review (CPR). Timothy was responsible for the Methods of Administration civil rights onsite review process in CTE, as well as for various communications functions, including the CTE website, this
CTE Update, CTE's Twitter feed @waOSPI_CTE, and various informational and promotional materials and reports to the Legislature. While Timothy will still be in the building, he will be missed in CTE. We wish him well. 
Project Lead the Way Clock Hours

The Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (WA-ACTE) has developed a process to award clock hours for teachers participating in out-of-state training for summer Project Lead the Way courses. 

 

Previously, clock hours have only been available for training offered within Washington. The cost of the clock hours will be $5.00 per clock hour for WA-ACTE members; $10.00 per clock hour for non members. Eighty clock hours may be provided for each training session. Registration for these clock hours must occur at least three weeks prior to the start of training.

 

Please contact Tess Alviso taa@wa-acte.org for registration information.

In-Person ITA Training

Tuesday, March 26 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT. Space is limited.

 

Join Microsoft and CCI as we provide training on IT Academy and showcase the features and benefits available to your school. We will also demonstrate the IQ system administration and exam proctoring for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. This full day of on-site training will include information on:

  • IT Academy - Member site, developing MOS curriculum, program benefitsto students, staff, faculty,  Microsoft Account creation techniques, E-Learning access codes setup and implementation
  • Everything you need to run certification exams - IQ system software, MOS and MTA certification exams and Certiport Console

This on-site training will ensure that you are adequately prepared to use your IT Academy benefits and administer MOS exams with the help and support of Microsoft and CCI. We look forward to having you join us!

 

Registration is available at the link below:

 http://waschools.ccilearning.com/Calendar/March2013/MicrosoftITAcademyinPersonTrainingSpokane/tabid/2029/language/en-US/Default.aspx

2013 State FCCLA Leadership Conference

The Washington FCCLA Leadership Conference is coming to Wenatchee, April 10-12. Registration must be done online at: https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/wa. No other form of registration will be accepted. Print a copy of the invoice generated on the registration website. Include the invoice with a check and/or PO addressed to WA-FCCLA, postmarked no later than March 22. #realitycheck_Check yourself into leadership Learn more here.

Guitar Building Workshop for Educators
Bringing math, science and music center stage, these two workshops will provide educators with 40 clock hours. The first offering is March 25-29 at Edmonds Community College, and the second July 15-19 at the EMP Museum in Seattle. Register here. 
Imagine Tomorrow Competition
The Imagine Tomorrow competition challenges 9th to 12th graders to tackle the world's energy issues with fresh, well-researched ideas. It gives classroom lessons real-world meaning.  

Compete for $100,000+ in cash prizes
Students vie for big cash awards, including many for first-time participating schools. Last year, first-timers took home top prizes.  
Show students new possibilities
Imagine Tomorrow shows students the power of their own ideas. It unites them with their community to create positive change.
  
Fuel interest in all subjects
One educator noted that his students "used their English, writing, reading, math, art, science, politics, speech, drama, and technology-and gained a real sense of why they learn these things in school."

Register March 1
Compete May 17-19, 2013. Registration is free. Housing and dining at the event are free, too. 

Details here.
RAISE Award

The Secretary of Transportation is announcing a second-annual award competition to recognize outstanding students who develop unique scientific and engineering innovations in aerospace and aviation. Looking for students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school level to develop innovative solutions to real-world aviation and aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader academic and business community.

 

Winners will be formally recognized by the Secretary of Transportation on behalf of a partnership of government and private sector organizations.

 

The submission period for this competition is May 1, to July 1. This is a great opportunity for students to be recognized for their efforts. More information here.

NACTEI 2013 Conference and Pre-Conference
The NACTEI pre-conference will be presented by Michael Brustein on May 6, in Phoenix, AZ. With all the changes coming out of Washington, D.C. are your CTE programs still compliant? Or does your organization continue to risk flying under the radar? Michael Brustein is a founding partner of the firm Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, and is a nationally recognized authority on the federal delivery system for workforce and career/technical education. To register for the pre-conference, please click "Register Now!" link below. The cost of the pre-session is $195. Get more information here.

 

Please note: registrations for the NACTEI Conference requires a separate registration. Please refer to www.nactei.org for more information.

Washington Applied Math Council Workshops
2013 spring inservices coming up, May 1 and 9, with the summer conference June 24-28. Registration information can be found at the Applied Math Council website.
Recruiting for Clark County Skill Center Director
ESD 112 is assisting Evergreen Public Schools in their recruitment for a new Clark County Skill Center Director. As you probably know, the Skill Center provides Career & Technical Education to over 1,000 Clark County students. The Director is an administrator in Evergreen Public Schools and reports to an Administrative Council of nine superintendents. 
Please review the recruitment flyer for more information.
SkillsUSA State Certified Training Program

The State Certified Training Program (SCT) will be held March 14-16, in Denver, Colorado. (March 14 is a travel day starting with dinner Thursday evening and the program will be finished by 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.) 

 

SkillsUSA will cover hotel expenses (room and tax), meal expenses during the training and all training materials for the first two trainers. Participants/states will be responsible for all travel expenses (airline and ground transportation) and incidental hotel expenses. If your state already has two trainers, and state directors would like another trainer, we ask that state cover the cost of travel and hotel and SkillsUSA will cover the cost of meals

and training material. (See state director website for the list of current trainers.) 

 

Nominations must come from state association director, so if you're interested in nominating someone, please contact Bruce McBurney by February 15.

FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference Fees

As part of continuing effort to keep students, members, advisors and state directors informed of key decisions, SkillsUSA wants to advise you that during its December meeting, the SkillsUSA board of directors voted to increase the National Leadership Skills Conference Registration fee from the current $125 to $140 effective beginning with the 2013 conference. Part of the board's consideration was that the $15 increase only impacts the approximately 10,000 paid NLSC registrants and not the overall membership of SkillsUSA.

Career Pathways Guidebook

The Center Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing have produced a Career Pathways Guidebook to illuminate student pathway options that lead to careers in aerospace and advanced manufacturing. The Guidebook is available to middle and high school counselors, parents and students. Go to http://www.a2m2.net/career-pathways-guidebook-2013  to view the flyer or to pre-order your copy.

Fashion Industry Conference

The third annual Fashion Industry Conference will be held on Saturday, April 27,  from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Art Institute in Seattle. This event is for high school students in western WA who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences. The day will feature 9 workshops taught by industry professionals, a fashion show, lunch, and a panel of professionals from the industry and door prizes. Additionally, there will be three contests for interested participants and prizes for the winners. The cost is $15. Please register at www.eventbrite.com and enter Fashion Industry Conference.

 

This year's keynote speaker is Laura Wolford who works as a costumer for film and television in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Laura graduated from Puyallup High School in 1998 and went on to Seattle Pacific University to pursue a degree in apparel design. She continued her education in Los Angeles at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where she received a degree in fashion design as well as costume design for film and television, graduating in 2003. Laura has gone on to work as a costumer on such films as Transformers, The Green Hornet, We Bought a Zoo, Eagle Eye, Meet Dave, and the upcoming film After Earth. Laura is excited to share her experiences about her journey from Puyallup to Hollywood.

34th Annual Washington Women in Trades Career Fair

Construction Center of Excellence will host the 34th Annual Washington Women in Trades Career Fair will be held May 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Great opportunity for anyone interested in skilled trade career options for more information, contact Cindy Payne cpollyc@comcast.net or go to http://www.wawomenintrades.com/jobfair.html to register. 

STEM Grant Funding
The STEM Academy is pleased to extend $2,500 STEM Jumpstart Grant opportunities for schools throughout the country. The grant support is eligible for schools who are interested in advancing STEM literacy for all students via STEM curriculum treatment which features postsecondary dual credit and industry recognized certification. Schools may also qualify for grant support dedicated to elevate instructor STEM capacity through professional development, facility analysis and curriculum review.

Learn more about this opportunity here: http://www.stem101.org/grants.asp. 

The practices, strategies and programming utilized within The STEM Academy (K-16 Program) were developed from identified national best practices by the National Academy of Engineering and National Science Foundation. Curriculum features dual-credit agreements with over 180+ post-secondary institutions. Instructors may earn up to 9 graduate school credits through the STEM 101 professional development program.

8th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit

Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy has opened registration for the 8th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit; EmPOWER the workforce; BUILD the economy: June 19 & 20 at the Regional Education & Training Center, Satsop Campus, in Elma, Washington. Registration is free. Go to http://cleanenergyexcellence.org/registration-open-for-8th-annual-summit/ to register.

WITEA Spring Conference
From March 14-16, visit the Wenatchee Convention Center for the WITEA Spring Conference, entitled "STEM: Keeping It Real." Register on the WITEA website here: http://witea.org/ 
Supply Chain Careers Assessment

The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management, formerly International Trade, Transportation, and Logistics is offering students a free Career Assessment to see if Supply Chain Careers are right for them. Go to http://www.ittlwa.com/ to take that assessment and learn more about opportunities. 

GATE: Ways of Expression 

The stories of students and young people can have a profound impact across the state of Washington, from the classrooms and communities to the state legislature.

 

Students stories need to be heard
Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) is a state initiative working to better serve the youth of Washington by aligning dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement efforts in our state. GATE is looking for teen artists to publish on the GATE website to broadcast the youth voice of Washington. If you're a student, share your story and compete with teens from around the state to become one of the GATE:
Ways of Expression Artists of the Month.

 

Every month, there is a new theme for the contest. Delve deeper into the themes to consider how the themes have affected your life and your community.

 

What's in it for students?

  •  A chance to share their story and art with other youth, parents, school staff and policy makers.
  •  Awards and accolades to add to their portfolio and resume.
  •  Art, student advocacy, and statewide impact.

How to enter
Step 1: Read the Guidelines
Step 2: Review the Monthly Themes
Step 3: Make Art!
Step 4: Submit Your Art

 

For more information

http://www-dev.k12.wa.us/GATE

 
Questions?
Contact GATE at GATE@k12.wa.us
SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's Fundraising Project

SkillsUSA is excited to announce a new partnership with Interstate Battery's fundraising program for local chapters. This is a great opportunity for our chapters to raise funds in partnership with a company whose mission and product align very closely with SkillsUSA. Through this partnership, local chapters would sell Interstate Battery's products and will receive 50 percent of the sales. 

 

Also, the National Office is offering an incentive: the states with the highest sales from November 1 to June 1, 2013, will receive a cash prize. 1st place will receive $1000, 2nd will receive $750 and 3rd place will receive $500. Sign up today

 

For information on assessments, visit the Work Force Ready System website at http://www.workforcereadysystem.org or contact at (703) 737-0663 or email skillconnect@skillsusa.org.

Regional SkillsUSA Competition

Please go to http://www.skillsusawashington.org and then click on "regions" and select specific region to see dates, times and locations of regional competitions.

Automotive Training Expo

Save the dates of March 1-3 to be at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac. Go to  http://atetrainingexpo.com to register or get more information. 

Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship

Through a donation from the Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Fund, SkillsUSA and the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Alumni Association are offering a $500 scholarship to a SkillsUSA student in memory of Sharon Melton Myers. The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund will provide graduating SkillsUSA members the opportunity to continue their education in college or technical school. Application deadline is April 30.

  

If you have questions, please contact Christen Battaglia (703) 737-0627, cbattaglia@skillsusa.org. The Scholarship website is at http://skillsusa.wufoo.com/forms/sharon-melton-myers-memorial-scholarship/.

Student Photographer of the Year Award 

The Professional Photographers of Washington is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2013 Student Photographer of the Year Award, which is open to all high school seniors in Washington State, graduating in the year 2013. One Student will receive the $2000 scholarship grant, which will be used to further the applicant's study in the photographic arts.

 

The Application postmarked deadline is March 16 and the winner will be announced in June. For more information or to receive an application, contact Anita Weston (425) 776-4426. Applications, information, and past Student Finalists are also available online at www.ppw.org.

SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Scholarship

The SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association is offering two annual merit-based $500 scholarships to qualifying students. The $500 scholarships will recognize the unique qualities of SkillsUSA students including leadership, commitment to community service, and advocating for career and technical education. Application deadline is May 1. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Heidi Walsh at (703) 737-0615 or hwalsh@skillsusa.org. The scholarship website can be found at http://www.skillsusa.org/supporters/alumnischolar.shtml.

Professional Photographers of Washington Scholarship

The Professional Photographers of Washington is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2013 Student Photographer of the Year Award, which is open to all high school seniors in Washington State, graduating in the year 2013. One Student will receive the $2000 scholarship grant, which will be used to further the applicant's study in the photographic arts. 

 

The application postmarked deadline is March 16, and the winner will be announced in June. For more information or to receive an application, contact Anita Weston (425) 776-4426. Applications, information, and past Student Finalists are also available online at  http://www.ppw.org. 

Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology

FYI: If you haven't visited lately, the Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology: Has numerous activities and information on career opportunities  listed on their website. Go to http://www.marinecenterofexcellence.com/ to learn more about activities and events.

SkillsUSA "So You Want to Be a National Officer?" Webinar

March 19, 2013 1 a.m. (EST) - Experts will provide an overview of the national officer candidate procedures and national officer responsibilities. Get first-hand experience from a current national officer. Log in Address and information will be available soon. Contact Denny Wallace at (360) 725-6241 for more information. 

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In This Issue
Farewell to Timothy McNeely
Project Lead the Way Clock Hours
In-Person ITA Training
2013 State FCCLA Leadership Conference
Guitar Building Workshop for Educators
Imagine Tomorrow Competition
RAISE Award
NACTEI 2013 Conference and Pre-Conference
Washington Applied Math Council Workshops
Recruiting for Clark County Skill Center Director
SkillsUSA State Certified Training Program
FYI Concerning SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference Fees
Aerospace and Manufacturing videos for the classroom
Fashion Industry Conference
34th Annual Washington Women in Trades Career Fair
STEM Grant Funding
8th Annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit
WITEA Spring Conference
Supply Chain Careers Assessment
GATE: Ways of Expression
SkillsUSA Interstate Battery's Fundraising Project
Regional SkillsUSA Competition
Automotive Training Expo
Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship
Student Photographer of the Year Award
SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Scholarship
Professional Photographers of Washington Scholarship
Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
"So You Want to Be a National Officer?" Webinar
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