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  • August 04, 2022 7:55 AM | Anonymous

    The Ohio ACTE Executive Board for the 2022-2023 was approved at the 2022 Annual Innovation & Impact Conference. The Board Members  include:

    President: Jon Graft - Butler Tech

    Past President: Bill DiMascio - West Shore Career-Technical District/Lakewood City Schools

    President-Elect: Michael Parry -  U.S. Grant Career Center

    Treasurer: Brian Bontempo - Auburn Career Center

    Secretary: Christine Boucher -  Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools

    You can contact members of the Board at anytime to share your ideas, thoughts, and feedback. Meet the Board Members here!

    The 2022-2023 Ohio ACTE Executive Board poses with keynote speaker Dan Faill during the 2022 Annual Innovation & Impact Conference.

  • August 04, 2022 7:42 AM | Anonymous

    Education, Back To School

    Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year! Nearly 1.5 million students will go back to school in Ohio this year. Last year, over 127,000 students participated in a Career-Tech program, with this number continuing to  grow year over year. 

    Ohio ACTE is here to support, advocate, and promote career-tech education in Ohio. Career-tech teachers play a crucial role in building Ohio's workforce and developing the next generation of leaders in our state. Thank you for all you do! 

  • August 03, 2022 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    The 2022-2023 Shoemaker Leadership Institute application is now live! Click here to learn more.

    Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Shoemaker Leadership Institute Participants who completed the program, facilitated by Nancy Luce.

    Jeff Berk, Laurie Buchieri, Duane Caudill, Dan Davis, Kyle Fulton, Doug Haas, Tina Hayslett, Brian Jettinghoff, Alyssa Johnston, Lauren Logan, Jennifer Manning, Beth Manor, Jesse Maxfield, Ellen McCabe, Kayla Ruberg, Justin Shank, Deanna Strauss Hersko, Tony Thornsberry, Steve Verhoff, Denise West, Thom Ziems

    Learn more about the Shoemaker Leadership Institute here.

    Shoemaker participants who attended the annual conference were presented with their certificate during the Awards and Opening Ceremony.


  • August 02, 2022 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    Over 700 career-tech educators, administrators, business partners, exhibitors and community members attended the 2022 Annual Innovation & Impact Conference, held at the Hilton-Easton, July 25-27, in Columbus, Ohio.

    The Office of Career-Technical Education at the Ohio Department of Education kicked off the conference on Monday with their opening session, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Becky Crance and Brenna Bartlett from the Office of CTE at the ODE were joined by Dwight Carter, Director of Student Support Systems, Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School District and Tiffany Jones, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Butler Tech, to discuss what Ohio is doing - and what schools have put into practice - to ensure equal access for all students to career-tech opportunities.

    2022 Educator Award Winners

    After the opening session with ODE, the 2022 Educator Award winners were recognized and celebrated at the Opening Session and Awards Ceremony. As in years past, students from career-tech schools throughout Ohio ran the awards ceremony and shared their career-tech journeys. In addition to celebrating the Educator Award winners, the 2022 Shoemaker Leadership Institute participants were also presented with their completion certificates.

    2022 Shoemaker Leadership Institute Participants

    Lt. Gov. Jon Husted also joined the welcoming session with an update about Ohio’s employment outlook. The overall message of his talk was that there are more jobs than people to fill them, and career-tech educators have an important job in training students for in-demand careers. Lt. Gov. Husted wants more students to know about, and choose, a career-tech career path.

     

    Incoming Ohio ACTE President Jon Graft with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

    This year, a new social event was planned for participants Monday night, called “Pins and Pizza.” It was a  great opportunity to meet new friends, reconnect with colleagues, and enjoy a fun, relaxing evening before a busy day of sessions on Tuesday.

     

    Tuesday morning started with several concurrent breakout sessions, followed by the Tuesday General Session Keynote Speaker Dan Faill. Dan was a Higher Education professional before becoming a full-time motivational speaker. He talked about failure, impostor syndrome, and how we can overcome our own inner saboteur.

    Dan Faill, center, poses with the Ohio ACTE Board

    The afternoon included more breakout session opportunities, including the “Just in Time” Topics. Just in Time Topics were participant-chosen breakout sessions, moderated by members of the Ohio ACTE Board and the ODE. It was an opportunity to discuss issues and topics not covered during the rest of the conference sessions.

    Tuesday evening included the ever-popular Social, hosted this year by Buckeye Educational Systems. The Darrell Parks Scholarship Fund raffle winners were chosen, and over $1200 was raised for the scholarship fund!

    The conference wrapped up on Wednesday with more professional development sessions and general session presentations from Leah Amstutz, Director of CTE at the ODE, as well as career-tech alumna, Kris Hall.

    This year’s conference was a huge success, thanks in large part to the many engaging speakers, networking opportunities, exhibitors, and engagement from attendees!

    Mark your calendar for next year’s Annual Conference, July 24-26, 2023.

    If you are interested in serving on the conference planning committee for 2023, please email Christine Gardner at Christine@ohioacte.org.


  • July 17, 2022 11:58 AM | Anonymous
    ODE has a new webpage for Families of Students with Disabilities

    . The page features information to help families better understand the special education process. It includes the newly created Evaluation Roadmap to show families what to expect if they feel their children may need additional supports or Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The Evaluation Roadmap shares key timelines, links to documents that schools must use and supporting information at each step for a better understanding of what parents can expect. The Evaluation Roadmap is downloadable and available in multiple languages.

    Also featured on the Families of Students with Disabilities page are direct links to agencies in Ohio that offer one-on-one assistance to families of students with disabilities. Resources for families related to getting involved with their children’s learning, early childhood and preschool, and literacy also are on the page.  

    The Department will regularly update the Families of Students with Disabilities webpage with new materials, links and resources as they become available.

    For questions related to the Ohio Department of Education’s Families of Students with Disabilities page, email Lyndsay Havey.

  • July 14, 2022 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    Ohio ACTE annual dues are due Sept. 15, but you can renew now and take care of your dues for the next school year, through Sept. 15, 2023!

    1. Log on to the website in the upper right corner
    2. Click Renew
    3. Pay by credit card or choose 'invoice me'

    Thank  you to our organizational member schools who support Ohio ACTE through school membership, which provides individual membership to all their staff!


  • July 14, 2022 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    Program Passes 20,000 Credentials for Year

    Results for the May round of TechCred applications were announced Tuesday, July 12, with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted saying 293 employers were approved for funding that will provide up to 3,953 tech-focused credentials. Nearly 1,900 credentials in the May round were related to the manufacturing industry.

    “With these results, we have exceeded our goal of funding 20,000 TechCred credentials each year, highlighting the continued need for more technically skilled workers, specifically in the manufacturing industry,” Husted said. “Technology and technical job skills are becoming more important for Ohio’s economic future each and every day, and TechCred is a great way for businesses to keep their workforce competitive, while helping Ohioans upskill so they can earn more and grow in their careers.”

    The 20,000 credential goal was set in the state budget. In total, 1,891 employers have been approved for program funding to support 44,777 credentials, and around half of those businesses have received multiple awards.

    Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik said the 20,000 “milestone” shows more workers are learning new skills, helping businesses improve. Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner added that the program is “a vital part of a thriving economy in Ohio.”

    The current TechCred application period opened July 1 and will close on Friday, July 29 at 3 p.m.


    Story originally published in The Hannah Report on July 12, 2022.  Copyright 2022 Hannah News Service, Inc.


  • July 14, 2022 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    School leaders, nonprofits and other partners are launching strategic and innovative initiatives to help Ohio's students recover from the impact of the pandemic. The Ohio Department of Education is sharing these promising practices to help Ohio's education community learn from each other and accelerate student success. Click here for more information, and check out the video below:




  • June 27, 2022 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    The process of earning an industry-recognized credential allows students to experience education through work, about work and for work. Students learn deeply by practicing and applying their knowledge through work and employment experiences. The Ohio Department of Education’s approved list of industry-recognized credentials encompasses many different types of credentials including occupational licenses, certifications and certificates that prepare students for a career pathway after graduation. According to data from Fiscal Year 2021, a total of 70,361 credentials were reported as earned.

    Here are the top 10 most earned credentials from the Department’s approved list for FY21:

    1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10-Hour Training (11,679)
    2. CPR First Aid (9,892) 
    3. National Restaurant Association – ServSafe (2,149) 
    4. National Incident Management System 100 (2,047)
    5. National Incident Management System 700 (1,978)
    6. NCCER Core (1,743)
    7. Ohio Department of Health – State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) (1,694)
    8. NCCER Level 1 (965)
    9. American Welding Society (AWS) – Certified Welder (743)
    10. State Board of Cosmetology – License of Cosmetology (542)

    Read more about Industry Recognized Credentials by career field here.

  • June 21, 2022 9:48 AM | Anonymous

    The Annual Innovation & Impact Conference schedule is now available online! In 2019, a commitment was made to minimize waste and create a streamlined conference experience for attendees. Sched is an online scheduling tool that allows you to create a personalized schedule so you don't miss any topics that are important to you. Bookmark and/or download Sched so you are ready to go on the day of the conference.

    New to Sched or just need a refresher?

    • There are two ways to get to Sched - Ohioacte.org/conf2022 will have additional conference information, while ohioacte2022.sched.com will only show you the schedule. Both links allow you to login to your Sched account, so use whichever one you prefer!
    • There is also an App option - If you prefer to use the App, download Sched in the App Store or Google Play and search for "Ohio CTE."
    • If you attended last year, you can use the same login. If you are new to Sched, you will need to create an account.
    • Once you create an account, you can checkmark the events you will want to be sure to attend - they will be listed in "My Sched." If you want to go back to view the entire conference schedule, simply click the Schedule tab and it will take you back to all events.
    • That's it! Ohio ACTE Staff will be available at the registration table to assist you with any questions about Sched and the conference.

    If you prefer a video to walk you through how to utilize Sched, click below to watch a step-by-step tutorial (if the video doesn't play, you can also click here):

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