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2015-2016 Career-Technical Education Expansion

The Office of Career-Technical Education has released the Career-Technical Education Expansion Business Rules for the 2015-2016 school year (FY2016). The rules include a breakdown by course type and related requirements, such as licensure, testing and funding.

For a copy of the business rules, click here.




Military educator Licensure fees

To recognize the contributions of military families, the Ohio Department of Education is eliminating fees for their educator licenses. Beginning Jan. 2, 2015, the fees for any initial Ohio educator license (including an alternative resident educator workforce development license), permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans with honorable discharges or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active-duty service members also may receive a license free of charge.


Additionally, if the veteran is eligible, VA benefits may also be used for covering the costs of any licensure examination or test (if applicable) required for an educator license.


Please share this information with your recruitment office and licensure and testing office on campus.

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Ramtec Robotics Program is Extending Reach

A program to help better prepare high school and adult students for careers in robotics and other advanced manufacturing careers is expanding into Northeast Ohio. 


Home Depot Foundation Offers Grants for Community Improvement Programs

Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and tax exempt public service agencies in the United States that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials or services.


Ohio career-tech design alum qualifies for event in Brazil

Spencer Wolf, a 2013 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School’s career-tech digital design program, will represent the United States in this summer’s WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is one of 19 U.S. qualifiers in the 43rd international test in 45 categories that include automotive technology, bricklaying, manufacturing, restaurant services and graphic design.

Wolf works with clients at his own design firm, Wolf Graphic Design, while enrolled at Sinclair Community College. He qualified for the Aug. 11-16 WorldSkills events based on his demonstrated knowledge and skills in a seven-hour design test offered to top SkillsUSA competitors. WorldSkills draws competitors from 72 countries within five continents. Resumé-building gold, silver and bronze awards are presented.

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