Oregon Department of Education
CTE Logo CTE (Career Technical Education) is learning that works for Oregon. CTE is helping our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement, and global competitiveness. CTE is developing our most valuable resource - our people; helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation, and real-world experience, they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers- and keep America working - in every sense of the word. CTE is organized by a national framework called Career Clusters ™, which presents a complete range of related career options to students of all ages, helps them discover their interests and passions, and empowers them to choose the education pathway that can lead to success in high school, college, and their chosen career. CTE is leading change, transforming expectations and making the difference for students, for high schools and colleges, for business and industry, for Oregon and for America. Learn more about the national CTE initiative at http://www.careertech.org/.

Advocacy Advocacy
Achieving the vision for CTE requires dynamic, innovative leadership and advocacy. Tools have been developed to support advocacy efforts for Career and Technical Education to be used with a variety of audiences.
State & National Agency… State & National Agencies & Organizations
Career and Technical Education programs throughout the state rely on partnership and collaboration with external agencies and organizations. This is a link to CTE partner websites and publications that may provide valuable information to enhance a strong CTE program.

Branding Resources - CTE Branding Resources - CTE
At the CTE Summer Workshop, the CTE branding initiative was launched by two national presenters. David Buchholz, of David and Associates, lead the group through the work leading to the brand promise and role of CTE in America's future. Erin Uy, Communications Director of NASDCTEc, then shared some of the resources developed by that organization to assist in advocacy for CTE.

Workplace Safety Workplace Safety
Student and staff safety is of utmost importance in our Career and Technical Education programs. This link offers ideas and resources for making the CTE classroom a safe environment.
CTE Revitalization Grants CTE Revitalization Grants
This site provides one location to check for all CTE revitalization updates, files, contact information and due dates. Please use the discussion section as a place to collaborate with other recipients.
CTE Network Updates CTE Network Updates
CTE and STEM success stories, professional development opportunities, and resources. Follow CTE student successes throughout Oregon for every career learning area.

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  • Donna Brant Email    (503) 947-5622
    Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Education Program Specialist

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