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CTE Day in the Capitol Next Wednesday

A Career Technical Education Day will be take place next Wednesday February 25 from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the Capitol Building in Salem. Scheduled to participate are several of the grant recipients who will showcase the work they have done using the money they received as part of the Oregon Department of Education’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grant Program.

The grant program exhibits will include:
Lane County Construction Engineering Technology Program of Study
Digital Design and Fabrication: Collaborative FabLab Training Facility with a Mobile STEM FabLab (Sherwood)
Columbia Basin Homebuilders Program (Hermiston)
Industry Partners + 21st Century Facilities= Student Success (Sutherlin)
Steps to Oregon and America Revitalization: Public Safety and Restaurant Management (Salem)

Along with the information and real-life demonstrations the student grant recipients will be providing legislators, lobbyists and the public, there will also be information available on the Oregon Department of Education’s CTE Revitalization Grant Program as well as the CTE-STEM Employer Coalition.

The information and the presentations will be held/displayed in the Capitol Rotunda.

Throughout the day, legislators in both the House and the Senate also plan to hold informational hearings about the benefits of CTE and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) during which industry members will have an opportunity to present their experiences with CTE and STEM to the committees.

For those of you that are interested in furthering CTE-STEM education but cannot attend the day, you can sign-up to join the CTE-STEM Employer Coalition! The coalition sees CTE and STEM investments as a continuum for preparing students for the cognitive demands of technical occupations and life—from critical inquiry to logical reasoning to practical problem solving.

Want to get involved and help shape the future of our industry? Join the coalition today by filling out the Commitment to Participate Form. Once complete, please email your form to Sarah Coghill.

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