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1/13/2015

March 15 deadline for Ohio career tech Class of 2015 exemplars

The Office of Career-Technical Education, in partnership with the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education, will designate exemplary career-tech seniors from the Class of 2015. For the fourth consecutive year, one promising senior will be chosen from each of Ohio’s 15 career fields. The association will award the Darrell Parks Scholarship of $1,000 each to two of the 15. The partnership, which is new in 2015, will provide increased recognition, including certificates from Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross and visibility in a presentation during the association’s conference this summer. To learn more and download the scholarship application form, click here. Submission deadline is March 15, 2015.  

 


1/12/2015

Ohio Department of Education releases partial list of industry-recognized credentials for 2014-2015 School Year

The Ohio Department of Education has released the list of industry-recognized credentials used for school and district report cards. Use this link to the Career-Technical Education Data and Accountability webpage for the credential list and information on the credential application process for community stakeholders.


1/5/2015

State builds career-planning tool for students

State officials have added a robust student section to their Ohio Means Jobs website, hoping it will push K-12 students to think more and earlier about career exploration in the face of the always-changing job market.

 


12/29/2014

Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast

Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast

On Dec. 16, 2014, the Office of Career-Technical Education recorded the Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast. During this recording, which is approximately one-hour long, Director Bill Bussey and Associate Director Jamie Nash outline these two important career-tech initiatives. The recording also includes the question and answer session that took place at the end of the presentation.

In addition to the webinar, the following links provide essential resources about middle-grade and industry-recognized credential courses.

Links

Career-Technical Education Middle School Programming
Middle-Grade and Industry-Recognized Credential Courses for Seniors Webcast

 


12/23/2014

Akron marketing teacher is a national new educator of the year

Akron marketing teacher is national new educator of the year

Eric Mathews, Akron Public Schools marketing teacher, is the American Association for Career and Technical Education’s new career-tech educator of the year. He received the award during the association’s national conference in November.

Mathews became a teacher five years ago after nearly 20 years in private industry human resource management. His previous employers include Wendy’s, Ford Motor Company and Goodyear. As advisor for the student DECA organization and marketing program, he coaches students for state and national competitions. He led an initiative to teach global competencies and served on a team to help students obtain and retain jobs. He also has participated in the Aspiring Principal’s Academy with six weeks as interim assistant principal.

 


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