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           A Newsletter from Career and Technical Education  
              Washington                                               June 2014 
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What if every secondary student had access to tools and support that helped them to successfully navigate the transition from high school to college and career?
Check out the Digital Learning Now info graphic titled A College and Career Readiness GPS for Every Student that outlines the path for student success.

Due Date

Form Package


668 - Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing


656 - AP Computer Science


669 - Advanced Project Lead The Way


414 - High Demand


605 - FIRST LEGO League


606 - FIRST Tech Challenge


424 - FIRST Robotics Competition


Additional grant opportunities in the areas listed below will be made available and posted soon! 

  • Jobs for Washington's Graduates
  • Non-Traditional



The Annual Agriculture Education Report will be due on July 18, 2014.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities


GAERF Student Design Competition

June 13, 2014 | Entry Deadline


Career Clusters Institute

June 16-18, 2014 | Phoenix, AZ | Register Now


American Society for Metals (ASM) Materials Camp

June 23-27, 2014 | Sammamish | Free!


Washington Applied Math Council Summer Conference

June 23-27, 2014 | Kennewick | Register Now $565


2014 Master Financial Educators Conference

June 25-26, 2014 | Bremerton | Register Now


Summer Educators Institute -- Making the Connection

June 25-27, 2014 | Bellingham | Register Now


HOSA 37th Annual Leadership Conference 

June 25-28, 2014 | Orlando, Florida


AP Summer Institutes

June 24-27 | July 7-10 & July 28-31 | August 4-7, 2014


UW Computer Science & Engineering

July 16-18, 2014 | Seattle | Register Now $40


Lean, Six-Sigma & Precision Measurement WASTS Mini-Conference

July 31, 2014 | YV-Tech | $50


Robotics Programming & Development Workshop

July 31-August 2, 2014 | YV-Tech | $100


Automotive WASTS Mini-Conference

August 1-2, 2014 | YV-Tech | $70


WA-ACTE Summer Conference -- "CTE Working for WA"

August 3-6, 2014 | Yakima | Register Now


ITEEA Engineering By Design

August 11-14, 2014 | Shoreline School District | Flyer

General Information

SkillsUSA Chapter Management Workshop
This seven-hour workshop being held on August 3 in Yakima will provide instructors with the tools they need to develop, manage, and advise a SkillsUSA chapter in their school or classroom.

Please take time to complete this important survey. New funding is tied to survey results! The goal is to help support your automotive programs that allow students to become ASE certified before graduating.


Microsoft IT Academy Top 10 Schools

The Microsoft IT Academy has 208 schools testing students with 14,765 total certifications as of May 28, 2014.


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.

Agricultural Education

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

Business and Marketing

For the 68th DECA International Leadership Development Conference information, click here.


Please contact Lance Wrzesinski, Business and Marketing Program Supervisor, with any questions or feedback you have at (360) 725-6258 or lance.wrzesinski@k12.wa.us.

Jobs for Washington's Graduates (JWG)
Click here for the June 2014 JWG newsletter.
Please contact Mary Kanikeberg, Program Supervisor, (360) 725-6249 or JWG@k12.wa.us.
Skilled and Technical Sciences
Click here for the June 2014 Skilled and Technical Sciences newsletter.
Please contact Denny Wallace, Program Supervisor, with any questions or feedback you have at (360) 725-6241 or dennis.wallace@k12.wa.us.
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Career and Technical Education - Washington does not discriminate and provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.