January 10, 2014
A newsletter from Career and Technical Education - Washington
CTE Stakeholder Report
The CTE Stakeholder Report if filled with information on the career clusters, student leadership, Common Core State Standards, 21st Century Skills, and CTE enrollment data.
CTE doesn't just direct students towards a career path; it prepares students to be college and career ready. It provides core academic skills and features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees.
We have a supply of CTE Stakeholder Reports available for upcoming parent meetings, advisory meetings, staff meetings, district meetings, and school board meetings.
Please contact the CTE Department at (360) 725-6245 to place your free order.
GRADS Program to Lauch Grant
Coming early 2014. Supplemental funding for existing and current GRADS programs to participate in Department of Early Learning's Early Achievers Program.


Project Title: Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills-GRADS Early Achievers Project; funding provided by the Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Families Grant


Anticipated Funding in Year 1: $10,000 (Cohort 1) or $5,000 (Cohort 2)

Total Anticipated Funding: $30,000 over four years (for all Cohorts)


This Request for Proposal (RFP) will support up to 16 existing and start-up GRADS programs to improve the quality and fiscal viability of their child care centers, remove systems barriers, improve the teens' lack of knowledge about availably of services and address their lack of trust in child care centers. The primary purpose of this RFP will be to support GRADS child care centers to participate in the evidence-based Early Achievers program.


Questions: Please contact Heidi Schultz, OSPI GRADS Program Specialist, (360) 725-0417 or heidi.schultz@k12.wa.us.
Webinar on January 17 from 3-4:30 PM |GRADS Early Achievers Projects

Register here to reserve your Webinar seat now at:



Join us to learn about a grant opportunity if you are looking for a way to provide services for your teen parents. GRADS is an in- school comprehensive program for pregnant and parenting students. Early Achievers is Washington's framework for providing high-quality child care; helping children get ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is excited to invite your school to participate in this informative webinar about how you can start a GRADS program and participate in Early Achievers. The RFP for this project will be launched January 2014 and up to $30,000 will be available for schools over the next four years to:

  • implement a GRADS program
  • achieve high quality sustainable child care, and
  • write and develop a successful business model



GRADS (Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills) Early Achievers Project


Friday, January 17, 2014


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PST


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Precision Exams Offers Assessments for CTE Courses

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Precision Exams (www.precisionexams.com) are excited to announce our new partnership to deliver standardized CTE assessments statewide. 


This partnership with Precision Exams will enable our CTE programs to effectively and affordably provide industry assessments for every student in 150-plus CTE course areas. Additionally, it gives our schools positive standards-based tools for program evaluation and improvement.


Benefits of this agreement

  • Unlimited role-based access to the entire inventory of 150+ Career Skills Standards and Exams in the Precision Exams system, including all performance rubrics, for every user-type (administrator, coordinator, and/or teacher) and user-level (state, district, school)
  • Pre and Post testing format available showing student growth
  • Unlimited access to all instant reporting suites
  • Unlimited trainings to districts via webinar and phone
  • Ongoing standards and exam maintenance
  • Discounted cost - only $2.50 per exam
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of exams that can be purchased

If you are interested in further information about the exams or how to implement them within your school please click here, or contact Adam Sanchez, Washington State's implementation specialist, at (801) 653-9356 or by email at asanchez@precisionexams.com.


The Precision Exams Washington website can be found here.

Mandated Education Requirements | Applied Math Council Workshops

The Federal Perkins Act has mandated education requirements as part of an accountability system that measures districts for academic attainment as part of the No Child Left Behind Act. Districts not meeting at least 90 percent of the performance indicators for three consecutive years are identified as a district in "Perkins Improvement." Districts receiving Federal Perkins funds placed into the "Perkins Improvement" category must comply with the requirements of the State. With this requirement, we highly encourage districts in need of "Perkins Improvement" to send their CTE instructors to one of the Washington Applied Math Council workshops offered throughout the year. In addition, we urge districts to continue providing additional professional development to CTE instructors at the district level in their specific pathway area.


Below is information about the Washington Applied Math Council Workshops. For additional information and registration, please visit www.wa-appliedmath.org or send an email to Ron Noble at Rnoble@wa-appliedmath.org or call (509) 684-5541.



Have you ever taught a lesson then found that very few students actually connected? Is your district struggling to raise academic attainment in mathematics? Would you like to learn about various instructional strategies in math? The Washington Applied Math Council Workshops are just for you.


Click here for the February 21 inservice registration form. The registration deadline for the regular price of $100 is February 7, 2014 for the February 21 Applied Math inservice.  Registrations postmarked after February 7 or onsite cost is $125.


Friday, February, 21, 2014

Yakima Valley Technical Skill Center

1120 S. 18th Street

Yakima, WA, 98901

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Monday, May 5, 2014

ESD 113

6005 Tyee Drive SW

Tumwater, WA 98512

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spokane Community College

North 1810 Greene Street

Spokane, WA 99207

"The Lair" | Building #6

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

June 23-27, 2014

Red Lion Hotels

602 N. Young Street

Kennewick, WA 99336

Reservations (509) 783-0611

Deadline for early registration is

May 23, 2014.



WAMC Summer Conference Logo


2014 WAMC Summer Conference

In-Service Registration Fee: $525
($565 after May 23, 2014)


To register for any of the workshops, please click here.


Please contact Ron Noble, State Coordinator, if you have any questions at (509) 684-5541 or email at rnoble@wa-appliedmath.org.



Celebrate CTE Month in 2014

We would like to remind you all that February is a month of celebration and recognition for all that is CTE. ACTE National is happy to present us with this year's theme, Celebrate CTE Superheroes!
We hope you will join us in recognizing CTE in your schools by sharing your success stories with your fellow students, educators and communities.
For information on National ACTE CTE Month events, ideas and contests then please visit National ACTE here.
CTSO Legislative Day

Save the Date: February 5, 2014


CTSO Directors are planning a one day event to provide outreach and education to our state legislators through a variety of activities. More details to follow.

WAVA Spring Conference

Online Registration is now open for the WAVA Spring Conference.


Spring WAVA Conference
February 24-25, 2014
Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
Save $50 by registering before February 10, 2014.

CTE Director Interns in the OSPI~WAVA Program can save on their registration fees if they use the "intern discount code" obtained from Bob Eckert.
  • Early price of $250 ends on 2/10/2014 11:59 PM
  • Standard price of $300 starts on 2/11/2014 12:00 AM and ends on 2/24/2014 12:00 AM
  • Late/Onsite price of $325 starts on 2/24/2014 12:01 AM


WA-ACTE Summer Conference


August 3-6, 2014

Yakima Convention Center

Yakima, WA


Click here for Summer Conference details. For additional information, contact Franciene Chrisman at (360) 786-9286.

Clock Hour Requests 

For trainings that you would like to offer clock hours to participants, please remember to submit your requests to the respective career pathway program supervisors with a minimum of 30 days advanced notice of the training. 


This will allow ample time to review the requests, agendas, and ask questions as needed.

Thank you.

Financial Education and Training Institute

The Financial Education Public-Partnership (FEPPP) is holding a 2-day teacher training for K-12 educators.  This is a fun and informative program, providing ample opportunities for discussion and participation. The workshop will be held:


Date:  February 27-28, 2014

Time:  8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.


             4141 Regal Street

             Spokane, WA 99207


FEPPP will provide full scholarships (a $400 value) on a first-come first-served basis to all educators whose applications are accepted. Space is limited and we expect the workshop to fill up fast.


You will receive:

  • Training on financial concepts
  • Introduction to financial education methods using age appropriate active participation lessons that both you and your students will enjoy
  • Financial education curriculums
  • Up to $140 a day in sub pay
  • Continental breakfast and lunch (both days)
  • 12 Complimentary Clock Hours

Apply at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BYKV7PM 


You will receive notification via e-mail as to whether or not you have been accepted to the program by January 24, 2014


Information about FEPPP can be found at: http://www.feppp.org/.


Questions? Contact Tracy Godat, OSPI, Tracy.Godat@k12.wa.us

Washington Financial Literacy Challenge

The Washington Council for Economic and Financial Education is pleased to announce the Washington Financial Literacy Challenge, with competitions in January for fall semester classes and in May for courses ending in June 2014.


The Financial Literacy Challenge is a free, on-line competition for middle and high school students in Washington. Teachers can enter students into either the middle school or high school divisions to take the multiple choice exams during a three hour-window of their choosing between

January 9, 2014 and January 17, 2014. Students take the exam, and results are announced on January 21, 2014. It's that easy.



  • Students who place in the top 10% will be named Personal Finance Experts, and receive a certificate in recognition of their achievement.
  • Students in both the middle and high school competitions who receive a perfect score will be entered into a drawing for five first prizes of gift cards worth $25 each. (Five prizes will be awarded for each division). The teacher in each division with the highest average student scores will receive a gift card.
  • A press release will be sent to area news outlets publicizing the schools that participate in the Finance Challenge.

Visit www.financechallenge.org for details and to register for the Challenge.


Students do NOT have to be registered in a personal finance course to compete in the challenge.


Funding for the Washington Financial Literacy Challenge was generously provided by the Opus Foundation and the Washington Department of Financial Institutions.


Questions? Contact Pam at Pam.Whalley@wwu.edu or by phone at (360) 650-4823.

UW Seattle Summer Youth Program

The University of Washington/Seattle Summer Youth Program is currently looking for 1 or 2 teachers interested in teaching a middle school Computer Game Programming class in summer 2014. Two sections of this class are scheduled August 4-15, 2014.  A short class description is below.  Anyone interested in this summer employment opportunity should contact Leslie Rome-Nagata, Director, Summer Youth Programs, at lromenagata@PCE.UW.EDU or (206) 685-6431.



Computer Game Programming (Middle School)

Learn to create your own computer games and animation. Start with Scratch MIT to learn computer programming concepts through a drag-and-drop interface. Move on to Kodu from Microsoft Research, which provides visual building blocks to create sophisticated 3D games. Develop games through storyboards, images, logic and program flow.

Microsoft IT Academy Program

Are you taking advantage of these benefits and credentials for your students, staff and teachers? IT Academy provides ready-to-go curriculum solutions that can be used in all programs of study and for school-wide professional development. Integrate technology into the learning experience to engage your students and equip them with fundamental skills that will help them to be more productive in school, work and life. Don't wait, get on board for fall!


Get Started Today:

There are many resources to help you get started with the IT Academy on our SkyDrive page: http://sdrv.ms/YAHHyM and you will find specific information for WA schools here.


Contact Us:

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need help! Email your Washington deployment managers at waita@microsoft.com or lance.wrzesinski@k12.wa.us at OSPI for ITA program questions. For Microsoft certification support, contact CCI Learning at 800- 668-1669 or email waschools@ccilearning.com.


Microsoft IT Academy Webinar Series
The following webinar series is available the second Thursday of every month form 8-9 a.m.
January 9: Boosting students' confidence and motivation to achieve their academic goals
February 13: Top Ten Classroom Enhancements
March 13: Instruction Innovation: Next Generation Classrooms
April 10: Countdown to Graduation - Motivating your students to go the last mile
May 8: The Road Ahead - Taking technology to the next level
June 12: Deploying IT Academy 101 - A guide for Benefits Administrators
Click the following link to register: http://aka.ms/ITAwebinar
ProStart Teacher of the Year Nominations

The ProStart 2014 Teacher of the Year application is now available. We encourage each of you to nominate the ProStart teacher(s) in your district that go above and beyond in helping their students succeed, we have a lot of them!


Application materials are due by January 17, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Dixon at jenniferd@warestaurant.org or (877) 695-9733 ext. 127.


We would also like to invite each of you to this year's Boyd's Coffee ProStart Invitational. The event will be held on Sunday, March 2 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center in Spokane, WA. It's a great way to see a sample of the effort our program teachers and students put in each and every day.

New HOSA Board Being Formed

According to the new bylaws, we are forming a Washington HOSA Board of Directors to replace the dedicated Advisory Board that did the hard work to assure that Washington received a national charter. We are seeking members and officers for the new Board. The HOSA Board is identified as the leadership team to guide, advance and promote HOSA from a directional perspective. The members/officers should be committed to attending board meetings quarterly, at a minimum. Duties of the various officers shall be specified by the Washington HOSA Bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order, as well as duties assigned by the Board of Directors and/or set forth in the policies and procedures.

Interested individuals should click here to complete the Letter of Intent, and return it to Dr. Sue Longstreth, WA HOSA State Advisor at sue.longstreth@gmail.com. Selection of members/officers will be made no later than January 31, 2014.

Regional representation will be selected from each Washington HOSA region aligned with the same division lines as the state ESD boundaries. One regional representative will represent each area on the board. They are:


Area One (1)

Eastern Region

ESD 101 & ESD 123

Area Two (2)

Central Region

ESD 105 & ESD 171

Area Three (3)

Southwest Region

ESD 112 & ESD 113

Area Four (4)

Midwest Region

ESD 114 & ESD 121

Area Five (5)

Northwest Region

ESD 189


State HOSA Symposium and Competition 
Please save the date.

When:   Saturday, March 22, 2014

Where: Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center

Time: 8 a.m.­-8p.m.


Registration:  HOSA members - $35

 Non-members/Professional members - $45

If you have questions, contact Bonnie Smith at smith.bonnie@yakimaschools.org.
Agricultural Education

For the most recent news in Agricultural Education, click here for the January 2014 AG Ed Update.


Please contact Rebecca Wallace, Agricultural Education Program Supervisor, with any questions or feedback you have at (360) 725-6244 or rebecca.wallace@k12.wa.us.

FACS News 

 For the latest information on what is happening in Family and Consumer Sciences in Washington State, please click here.


Mary Nagel, FACS Program Supervisor, can be reached at

(360) 725-6242 or by email at mary.nagel@k12.wa.us.

Phi Delta Kappa Scholarships

The Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Washington Chapter, are pleased to inform you that our PDK Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships (average: $1,000) to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK.   Attached please find the detailed information.


High school seniors who intend to major in education can send application to the local PDK chapter. Click here to find the PDK chapter application form. 


Please submit application packets by mail to:


PDK-Washington State Chapter #1599

Prospective Educator Scholarship Program

3213 W. Wheeler Street, #309

Seattle, WA 98199


The deadline for submission is on March 1, 2012. The PDK WA Scholarship Committee will select two finalists and send recommendations to the PDK Educational Foundation. The scholarship recipients will be notified the results by June 1, 2012.


For more information, please contact foundation@pdkwa.org.

AYES Western Region Event
Electrical System Troubleshooting Made Easy Professional Development opportunity
sponsored by Jim Hammond and Puget Sound Automotive Dealers Association.
Date:  February 7, 2014
Time:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Shoreline Community College
For more information or to register, please contact Marvin Linville at marvin.linville@ayes.org.
WIN Scholarship Program for Collision Repair/Refinishing Students

The Women's Industry Network (WIN) offers scholarships that will provide tuition assistance as well as educational opportunities and enrichment events to qualified applicants. The College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship Award is presented to students (male or female) enrolled in a postsecondary/college collision repair/refinishing technology program. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue their postsecondary education in collision repair, a one-year WIN membership, plus the registration fee and travel expenses to attend the 2014 Education Conference.


The High School Tuition Scholarship Award is presented to students (male or female) enrolled in a secondary collision repair/refinishing technology program who plan to continue their studies at a technical school or college.


Each scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue their postsecondary education in collision repair and a one-year WIN membership.


The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014.


Click here for scholarship requirement details and submission instructions, then select Scholarships.

SkillsUSA National Conference Pin and T-Shirt Contest 
February 1, 2014 is the deadline for entries to the SkillsUSA National Conference Pin and T-Shirt competitions. This event is open to all paid student members of SkillsUSA. This is a great way to have a student and advisor from your state recognized in front of a national audience.
A plaque for the teacher and student, plus a school grant to the advisor of the winning student will be announced at a later date. Rules are in the membership kit and posted here on the SkillsUSA website.


Questions may be directed to Heidi Walsh at (703) 737-0615 or by email to hwalsh@skillsusa.org.

National Youth Safety Video Contest
The winning students will receive a SkillsUSA Prize Pack as well as a scholarship up to $2,500 and the winning school will receive a prize up to $5,000. For more information on the contest, please visit the CareerSafeŽ website at  www.careersafeonline.com.


CareerSafeŽ, Safety Education for America's Future™, is sponsoring the 2013-2014 National Youth Safety Video Contest. Students across the country are challenged to create a two-minute video demonstrating safety in the workplace. Submissions should be sent into CareerSafe by

March 1, 2014.


SkillsUSA Week
February is Career Technical Education month and SkillsUSA week is February 9-15.
Please schedule some awareness time with the students regarding outreach or community service.
Automotive Training Expo (ATE) 2014

Registration is open for the annual ATE event.


Date:    March 21-23, 2014

Place:  Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport

               18740 International Blvd.

              SeaTac, WA 98188


Click here for additional information or to register.  Email jeff@asawa.com with questions or call at 1-877-257-2100.

SkillsUSA Membership
To register for SkillsUSA memberships, please click here.
  • Student ($16.00, State & National dues)
  • Professional ($22.00, State & National dues)
Second Semester Deadline:  February 14, 2014.
Click here to register online. 
SkillsUSA Membership Help Hotline 

Advisors can call or email the SkillsUSA Membership Hotline when they have questions about starting a SkillsUSA chapter or need assistance with ways to strengthen their existing chapter and engage more members.

Operators are ready to help at (800) 355-8422 or by email at dpeabody@skillsusa.org or mstrickland@skillsusa.org.

Get involved with SkillsUSA!

SkillsUSA President's Volunteer Service Award

Because SkillsUSA is a certifying organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award, advisors, student members and registered alumni can earn recognition for community service activities and time spent as a volunteer.


This award is a presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering a national call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a certifying organization, SkillsUSA can identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours and distribute the award to outstanding volunteers.


Given participation in ongoing service activities, advisors and students may already meet the requirements to receive the award. To qualify, SkillsUSA members, advisors or alumni can submit a record of their service hours. State directors are also encouraged to document service hours and apply for the award.

For details on qualifying hours and requirements for submission, click here. 
Applications must be received (not postmarked) by April 1, 2014.
SkillsUSA Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarships opportunities available for students on the SkillsUSA website. Please share the information.


National Technical Honor Society - Deadline is April 1, 2014


Sharon Melton Meyers Memorial Scholarship - Deadline is April 30, 2014


SkillsUSA Alumni Merit Scholarship - Deadline is May 1, 2014

Project Lead the Way Schools


TEAMS Competition


PLTW and the Technology Student Association (TSA) have partnered to offer a discount to PLTW schools on the 2014 TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition. This exciting, one-day competition increases student knowledge in engineering disciplines and helps students become adept team members in solving complex engineering problems.

PLTW University Affiliates have the opportunity to showcase their campus to highly motivated STEM high school students by becoming a host institution for TEAMS. There is no fee to become a TEAMS host. The event is held on the day of your choosing (between February 10 and March 22) and requires several volunteers to proctor the competition and score results (template provided).

A TEAMS host flyer provides more information on strengthening your engineering applicant pool through participation as a TEAMS host.

For more information, you may view the TEAMS brochure, visit the TEAMS website, or contact Sandy Honour or toll free (888) 860-9010.


Gene Hass Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship

 The Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship helps ease the financial burden of qualified students who are interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework.

Graduating high school seniors, GED recipients and displaced workers (anyone unemployed or looking to change their career) who want to pursue an associate degree or technology certificate in machining, are eligible for the one-year scholarship.


Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $2,500 for each scholarship, depending on the cost of the applicants program. Currently the scholarship is available to United States residents only.


The online application for the Gene Haas Machining Technology Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year is currently available and will remain open until funds are exhausted.


Click here for instructions and access to the application. If your computer has spamware, or a firewall that blocks bulk emails, please add foundation@sme.org to your contacts or whitelist.

2014 State Career Development Conference

Save the Date

When: March 6-8, 2014
Where: Meydenbauer Center [Google] and Hyatt Regency, Bellevue [Google]
Cost: $130 Registration (advisors and students) | $30 Registration (chaperones)
Hotel Rates: $130 - $199 (per room per night, plus approximately 14.4% tax)

SCDC Registration and SCDC Registration Packet.

 Click here for the Washington DECA website. Click here for the National DECA website. 

FBLA Conference and Activities 

2014 State Business Conference


When: April 17-19, 2014

Where: Seattle Westin Hotel


Click here for details and program information.


FBLA activities for the month of January is listed below.




Due to . . .


Spring Stock Market Game Begins

National FBLA Office


Action Awareness Starts

National FBLA Office


March of Dimes Grant Application Deadline

National FBLA Office


Executive Committee Meeting, Seattle



Southwest Region Winter Conference - Kalama High School

Southwest Region

Enter at any time

BAA Registration & Entry Forms

National FBLA Office

Enter at any time

"Eco Chapter" Go Green Project

National FBLA Office

Enter at any time

Membership dues

National FBLA Office


Please contact Judy Reynolds, FBLA Executive Director, or Dawne Schmidt, FBLA Program Specialist with questions or for information at (360) 753-5666. 


Click here for the Washington FBLA website. 

The Washington State Board of Education 
The State Board of Education's (SBE) has launched a new webpage with information about the SBE's role (per SB 5491) in setting goals for statewide indicators of education system health. The site (www.sbe.wa.gov/edsystemhealth.php) describes the legislation, lists the indicators, includes a video, and asks for feedback.


Please take a few minutes to review the site, watch the video, and send your comments, concerns and questions regarding the indicators and goals to email: sbe@k12.wa.us.


Thank you.

CTE Promotional Public Service Announcements Available

During the 2013 SkillsUSA Championships, SkillsUSA asked state gold medalists in their Television (Video) Production contests to submit a public service announcement with messages of encouraging teens to enroll in CTE courses. All of the submitted PSAs are now available to use at http://svntv.com/categoriesx/competitions/skillsusa-2013/tv-production?start=25.

Danger of Working Around Hot-Oil Burners

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, has issued an alert that provides suggested guidance on how to avoid workplace hazards and describes relevant mandatory safety and health rules.


Please click here to read the details.

Exemplary Sexual Health Education
Your school district should consider becoming one of 15 districts across the state to participate in an exciting grant opportunity, Supporting Student and School Success Through Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE).  The focus areas of this project are:  Prevention of HIV, STD and teen pregnancy prevention through ESHE; safe and supportive environments for all students and staff; access for adolescents to key sexual health services in the community; and policies related to sexual health education, safe and supportive environments and access to sexual health services.


An informational webinar was held on November 21, 2013.  If you were unable to attend the webinar, or would like to have others in your district review it, it is available through the iGrants form package (#678) profile page. 


The iGrants form package also includes other helpful resource materials, including the PowerPoint slides used in the presentation.


Please note that the due date for submission of iGrants applications has been extended to January 21, 2014.


Review of applications will occur on January 22 and notification of awards on January 23, 2014.


Feel free to contact the following people below by phone or e-mail with any additional questions about the project.  


Marissa Rathbone, MAT

Program Supervisor

HIV and Sexual Health Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Olympia, WA  98504

(360) 725-6364 Phone

(360) 725-6017 Fax



Laurie Dils, MSW

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Coordinator

HIV and Sexual Health Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Olympia, WA  98504

(360) 725-6368 Phone

(360) 725-6017 Fax



Youth Maritime Training Association Scholarships
The Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) is a non-discriminating nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting students who wish to pursue careers in the maritime industry including the marine sciences.



The scholarships may be used by students pursuing maritime training and education in community colleges, technical and vocational programs, colleges, universities, maritime academies or other educational institutions. Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500 in the spring of 2014. In addition, Pacific Maritime Magazine will award a $500 scholarship to one of the finalists planning to pursue a seagoing maritime career.



Must plan to pursue a post-secondary training or educational program leading to a maritime or marine related career.


Enrolled as a senior in a high school or affiliated high school program, including GED program in the State of Washington.


Have a grade point average of at least 2.5 or an additional letter of recommendation from a second teacher (see Application Procedures below).


Relatives of members of the YMTA Executive Board, the Scholarship Committee, or the executive management team or owners of businesses or organizations sponsoring the YMTA scholarships are not eligible for YMTA Scholarships.


Applicants for the YMTA scholarship who are planning to pursue a seagoing maritime career will be eligible for the Pacific Maritime Magazine scholarship.


Application Procedure and Deadlines:  


There are two parts, student scholarship application and education project, to the Scholarship process and two deadlines.
Student Application Deadline:


Applications are available at the YMTA website http://ymta.net/scholarship/ and must be received by YMTA Scholarship Committee Chair by Monday, February 24, 2014.

Drafts of the presentations are to be received by Scholarship Committee Chair by Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Oral reports will be presented to a panel of judges on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Edmonds, Washington at the Compass Courses Maritime Training Center.

Applications Being Accepted for 2014 Student Photographer of the Year Award

The Professional Photographers of Washington is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2014 Student Photographer of the Year Award, which is open to all high school seniors in Washington State, graduating in the year 2014.


One Student will receive the $2,000 scholarship grant, which will be used to further the applicant's study in the photographic arts.


  • 4 photographic works
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • complete application
  • school transcripts
  • 1 page essay 

The Application postmarked deadline is March 22, 2014 and the winner will be an­nounced in June of 2014. Click here for the scholarship application.


If you have questions, contact Anita Weston at (425) 776-4426. Applications, information, and past Student Finalists are also avail­able online at http://www.ppw.org/.

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The Latest News in CTE
CTE Stakeholder Report
GRADS Program to Lauch Grant
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Precision Exams Offers Assessments for CTE Courses
Mandated Education Requirements | Applied Math Council Workshops
Celebrate CTE Month in 2014
CTSO Legislative Day
WAVA Spring Conference
WA-ACTE Summer Conference
Clock Hour Requests
Financial Education and Training Institute
Washington Financial Literacy Challenge
UW Seattle Summer Youth Program
Microsoft IT Academy Program Renewed
Microsoft IT Academy Webinar Series
ProStart Teacher of the Year Nominations
New HOSA Board Being Formed
State HOSA Symposium and Competition
Agricultural Education
Phi Delta Kappa Scholarships
AYES Western Region Event
WIN Scholarship Program for Collision Repair/Refinishing Students
SkillsUSA National Conference
National Youth Safety Video Contest Reminder
SkillsUSA Week
Automotive Training Expo (ATE) 2014
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
SkillsUSA Regional Advisor's Fall Meeting
SkillsUSA President's Volunteer Service
SkillsUSA Scholarship Opportunities
PLTW State Conferences
Gene Hass Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship
DECA Conference
FBLA National Conference
The Washington State Board of Education
CTE Promotional Public Service Announcements Available
Danger of Working Around Hot-Oil Burners
Exemplary Sexual Health Education
Youth Maritime Training Association Scholarships
2014 Student Photographer of the Year Award
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