Oregon Department of Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Office of Teaching & Learning
Initiatives, Partnerships, & Promising Practices
Initiatives, Partnerships & Promising Practices
Partnerships, activities, and grant opportunities that reflect the work and spirit of helping students achieve success through career and technical education.
Academic & Technical Integration
Common Core State Standards and CTE
Resources for implementing CCSS in CTE Programs
Career and Technical Education Professional Development and Formative Performance Assessments
Career and Technical Education Professional Development and Formative Performance Assessments - The Oregon Department of Education, the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, and EPIC worked together to provide training to collaborative groups of CTE and Academic educators to create authentic performance assessments aligned to the CCSS.
Oregon Applied Academic Project Final Report
A final report on the impact of a collaborative three-year project that incorporated a CTE context into a math course. Multiple high schools in Oregon were involved in the development and implementation of the curriculum model.
Applied Academic Case Study Summary Report
12/10/2013 (286.65 KB)
A case study how five Oregon schools have implemented credit bearing opportunities for academic content in CTE courses.
Applied Academics Brief
03/19/2009 (548.91 KB)
Applied Academic Guidelines
06/15/2011 (127.73 KB)
Contextual Teaching Resources
Lane ESD Career Focus Math-in-CTE
Math-in-CTE: Oregon's Story
03/22/2011 (42.51 KB)
History and outcomes related to the Math-in-CTE professional development workshops conducted in Oregon since 2006.
Math-in-CTE Research Study: Building Academic Skills in Context
Summary of the research conducted by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education on Math-in-CTE.
Authentic Literacy Applications in CT: Helping All Students Learn
Summary of the research conducted by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education on Literacy-in-CTE.
Course Equivalency Pilot Projects Grant
- due March 4, 2016
02/10/2016 (58.91 KB)
This grant provides funds to three schools interested in exploring opportunities to provide core academic content credit through CTE courses. The grants are $20,000 per school and used to pay for staff time and travel related to the activities of the grant. Public high schools in Oregon that have CTE Programs of Study are eligible to apply.
Course Equivalency Pilot Projects - Grant Webinar
Video from Webinar
CTE Summer Programs Grant
- due February 5, 2016
01/04/2016 (109.68 KB)
The CTE Summer Programs project supports development and implementation of middle school and high school summer programs linked to existing high wage and high demand CTE Programs of Study. The eligible fiscal agent can be a public school district, ESD, community college, or university.
CTE Summer Programs – Grant Webinar
Video from Webinar
CTE Summer Programs Q and A
01/13/2016 (147.58 KB)
Secondary Career Pathway Funding
– release of allocations January, 2016
Career Pathway Funding Allocation – release of allocations January, 2016 The Secondary Career Pathways Funding was established by the Oregon Legislature through HB 3072. This is a first attempt at a sustained funding source for Career and Technical Education (CTE). It is intended that the funds allocated through this program will incentivize intensive CTE Programs of Study that lead to high wage and high demand occupations.
CTE Revitalization Grant
- application closed
The CTE Revitalization Grant is a competitive grant program established in 2011 through HB 3362. The grants are used to enhance collaboration between education providers and employers to revitalize new or existing CTE programs of study. Grants are awarded each biennium.
– application reopens May, 2016
The Oregon FIRST Robotics Grant is a competitive grant that supports new and existing FIRST Lego League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams in Oregon public schools.
Program of Study
Green-Focused Program of Study
Student Leadership Organizations
Student Leadership Organizations
Several student leadership organizations exist to provide students co-curricular opportunities to apply what they learn, develop practical skills, compete, socialize, and become leaders.
Task Forces - CTE
Career and Technical Education Collaboration Task Force - 2010
Oregon Career & Technical Education (CTE) Study - 2008
SB 364 Workforce 2005 Task Force
Work-Based Learning is a proactive approach to bridging the gap between high school and high-demand, high wage, and high-skills that prepare students for success in postsecondary education and future careers in Oregon.
News & Opportunities
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Education
The CTE brand logo, brand positioning theme and brand extensions are the property of NASDCTEc.
It is a policy of the State Board of Education and a priority of the Oregon Department of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310; phone 503-947-5740; or fax 503-378-4772.
Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Ed. Specialist, Industrial & Engineering Systems