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Career TEchnical AND Adult Education News

  • May 22, 2012 11:16 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    At the Warren County Career Center in Ohio, high school junior Kailee Cain is learning how to operate heavy equipment so that she has a heads up over the rest once she enters college to pursue an engineering degree.

    "Construction is just as open to women as it is to men," she told ABC News. "I don't see anything difficult about it. It's kind of nice to be able to work around a bunch of guys. It makes me feel empowered."

    Amber Eitniear, a mother of three, recently completed the program at the Warren County Center. She said that she trained to become a heavy equipment operator after hearing about the money being made in horizontal drilling and the job opportunities.

    She said the program taught her every aspect of heavy equipment operations, site construction and how to dig ditches and basements.

    "You name it, they teach it here," she said.

    Click here to read the full ABC News story.

  • May 09, 2012 9:42 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Bring back shop class.

    So says Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who in his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says it is “my mission right now to tell every school administrator they’ve got to put shop class back in high school.”

    “I am sick and tired of young people in this country being told they need to get some four-year, liberal-arts degree in order to be successful,” Mandel said yesterday in a wide-ranging interview with The Dispatch. “The reality is, you can be a lot more successful and happy in life with a vocational degree.”

    Click here to read the full article from the Columbus Dispatch.

  • May 07, 2012 11:53 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Time magazine feature article published  on career-technical education provides a snapshot on the past and present of career-technical education.

    This article was also posted on the Ohio ACTE Facebook page, along with accomplishments of CTE students...if you haven't visited the Ohio ACTE page, take a look:

  • May 04, 2012 10:41 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    Pay attention in school and eat your Wheaties. Words to live by for JoJo Tayse, a state champion wrestler from Perry High School, who was able to recognize his dangerous irregular heartbeat thanks to his exercise science class.

    Tayse, 17, takes Brian Sifferlin’s class in the mornings at Washington High School, then returns to Perry for the remainder of the day. What he learned may have saved his life.

    Click here to read the full article.

  • April 30, 2012 2:29 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Former Ohio superintendent of public instruction Deb Delisle has been confirmed by the US Senate as the nation’s new assistant secretary of education for elementary and secondary education.

    She will work under US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the US Department of Education and will report to U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Anthony W. “Tony” Miller, according to reports.

    Delisle will be in charge of K-12 education in the U.S. Department of Education’s elementary and secondary office. She said she will oversee Title I and most other key K-12 programs.

    She served as superintendent of Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools from 2003-2008.

  • April 29, 2012 7:57 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Nearly 2,000 Ohio high school students participated in the 2012 SkillsUSA Ohio Championships. The conference was held April 27 and 28 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

    Judged by more than 200 business/industry representatives, the state’s career-technical education students compete in 86 categories, including advertising design, architectural drafting, carpentry, forensics, robotics, video production and medical assisting. Top scorers in Ohio qualify for national competition.  SkillsUSA returns to Kansas City June 23-27, 2012 for the 48th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students.

    Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner discusses a welding sculpture entry -- a designed and produced replica of a 1940 Indian Chief motorcycle -- with the weld artist, Joe Dunn, a junior at Butler Technology Schools during the 2012 SkillsUSA Ohio competition on April 27 in Columbus.

  • April 25, 2012 12:24 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)


    Andrea Ashley has never bowled a 300 game. She has never made a hole-in-one.


    But after meeting the President of the United States, the Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center student certainly has experienced this “once in a lifetime” feeling.




    “It was awesome, exhilarating, an experience I will never forget,” says Ashley, 42, about the private roundtable discussion she was invited to join with President Barack Obama when he visited Lorain County Community College on April 18.


    Several JVS Adult Career Center students were invited to attend the “invitation only” event, which was designed to highlight adult workers, many who have been laid-off or displaced and are being retrained to enter the workforce in high-demand, high-skill career fields like healthcare and manufacturing.


    Andrea, and three LCCC adult students, were the only participants invited to meet with the President for the private discussion before he addressed the audience of about 300 people during his visit.

    Click here to read the full story.

  • March 26, 2012 10:58 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)


    According to the FY2012-2013 state budget (House Bill 153), each school district is allocated an amount for career-technical education in each year equal to the amount allocated for that district for FY2011. The bill stipulates that such funds be spent only for approved career-technical education expenses. With this requirement in mind, the bill also allowed that if a district informs ODE that it is unable to spend its allocation on approved career-technical education expenses, ODE may reallocate the funds to other school districts. Such reallocations are made first to districts within the original district’s career-technical education planning district (CTPD) that have growth in career-technical enrollment. If there are no such districts, such reallocations would be given next to other school districts, with priority according to growth in career-technical enrollment.

    A listing of each district’s career-technical education funding will be posted here. (Note that ODE is still in the process of adding some adjustments to these figures, which should be finished in the next two weeks.) Districts that are unable to expend any or all of their FY2012 funds allocated for career-technical education are asked to notify Daria Shams by April 16 to have their funds reallocated as described above. Identified funds will then be reallocated in May for FY2012 expenditures. Questions associated with this funding calculation should be directed to Shams; career-technical education programmatic questions should be directed to Raul Soto or Dwight Anstaett.

  • March 21, 2012 11:54 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Hear Eric Chester talk about this very topic at the Ohio ACTE Connections To Education Conference.  This video is an eye-opener for both students and employers.

    (If you are viewing on an Apple or IPhone click here for the YouTube video link)

  • February 28, 2012 9:04 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    Four of the five student victims at Chardon High School were students at Auburn Career Center.   Auburn Career Center Superintendent Maggie Lynch said their crisis plan worked effectively and grief counselors are available to students.    "To say the least, this was totally unexpected and everyone has been severely shaken by this event," she said.   The entire career-technical community extends support and sympathy to the Auburn students, staff and all the families impacted by the tragic event.

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