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           A Newsletter from Career and Technical Education  
              Washington                                               March 2014 

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  • The CTE program office will be distributing carry over funds from program year 2012-13.  Districts may see a slight increase in their district's Perkins allocation in February.
  • A few districts have not received final approval on current year Perkins 5-Year Grant.
    • Applications in "Needs More Work" status
      • Districts need to make the necessary adjustments to their Perkins application as requested by the CTE program office in order for OSPI to process and final approve the grant.  
    • Districts in "Pending" status  
      • Districts are missing a Perkins Performance Improvement Plan (PPIP) or an End of Year report (form package 477).
  • The 2014-15 CEDARS Manual and Appendices will be released sometime in February. CTE did not have any changes.
  • There are no dropped CIP codes for the 2014-15 school year.
  • There are changes in the CEDARS Appendices and CIP code chart to the 2014-15 school year. All changes are in red.
  • The following new CIP codes will be added in the 2014-15 school year:
    • 110701 - Introduction to Computer Science
    • 120501 - Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
    • 512210 - Global Health




For CTE key facts and data about Washington State, please check out the latest "White Paper".

Upcoming Learning Opportunities


JWG Student Leadership Conference

March 5, 2014 | Ground Mound 

March 13, 2014 | Anacortes
March 21-23, 2014 | SeaTac
March 26-April 2014


Peer Education Institute

April 7-11, 2014 | North Bend


Fashion Industry Conference

April 26, 2014 | Seattle


Applied Math Workshops

May 5 in Tumwater | May 16 in Spokane


AP Summer Institutes

June | July | August 2014


WA-ACTE Summer Conference

August 3-6, 2014 | Yakima


Microsoft IT Academy

Virtual Learning | 2nd Thursday every month | 8-9 a.m. 

General Information
Apply to participate in the 5-day electronic guitar design and build learning new hands-on applications for STEM education. Open to all STEM educators primarily focused in the 9-12 high school grades.
Oak Harbor School District Recognized
The Hospitality 100 list is comprised of high schools and tech centers in the nation that excel in the areas of Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts and/or Hospitality Management. Some are competition winners from FCCLA, Pro Start and SkillsUSA within a particular region. 


2014 SkillsUSA Regional Advisors of the Year

The regional Advisors of the Year have been chosen.


Career Skills Exams and Certifications

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.


WA-ACTE Summer Conference

Call for Presentations | Deadline March 25


GAERF Student Design Competition

Entry Deadline | June 13, 2014

Agricultural Education

For the most recent news in Agricultural Education, click here for the March 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.

Skilled and Technical Sciences
Click here for the March 2014 Skilled and Technical Sciences newsletter.
Questions: Please contact Denny Wallace, Program Supervisor, (360) 725-6241 or dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us.
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