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CTE in the News

Delta College has allocated millions of dollars to provide up to 1,000 students with paid internships published April 20, 2021

Accelerating learning as we build back better published April 5, 2021

UC Merced to allow automatic admission for many local graduating high school students published March 15, 2021

How California's Central Valley Became a Tech Hot Spot! published March 11, 2021

Funding & Reporting for CTE 7-12

  • Available Funding Announcements through California Department of Education
    • Flash 201
      • "LEA's will be able to review their own 2019-20 Teacher monitoring reports."
      • 2019-20 data, collected December through February, must be certified in CALPADS by March 19, 2021.
      • Support Service Desk: Email: calpads-support [ahtsym] cde [dhotsym] ca [dhotsym] gov or Phone: 916-325-9210
  • General Fund
    • To ensure the sustainability of CTE staff and programs, be sure to write CTE into LCFF plans
    • Article: approaches to CTE funding through the general fund
  • Industry Partnerships
  • K12 Strong Workforce
    • The Chancellors office extended the due date for year to date expenditures and progress reporting in NOVA, Q2 for rounds 1 & 2 now have until March 1, 2021
    • Round 3 awards now posted in NOVA. Contracts in route to those who responded with information needed. Please check email from Kevin Boyce to confirm response
    • Round 4 RFA – Estimated roll out of RFA in August/September 2021.
    • Technical Assistance and Information through California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    • Capital Outlay Requests Google Forms or PDF (coming soon). For approval send to drowe [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org and janice [dhotsym] offenbach [ahtsym] reedleycollege [dhotsym] edu
    • Selection Committee Applications available, 2 year term, application review begins April 5, 2021
  • NOVA
    • Data Upload in NOVA: How to Upload Data Files to Cal-PASS Plus.
    • For NOVA Help Access
    • For more information on NOVA support use the Help feature or contact Christopher Anderson canderson [ahtsym] cccco [dhotsym] edu or Alejandro Sandoval asandoval [ahtsym] cccco [dhotsym] edu
  • Perkins V
    • PGMS Application available now
    • Perkins Application Initial LEA submission deadline May 14, 2021
    • CDE approval deadline June 18, 2021 with GAN by July 1, 2021
    • Extension: Fall 2 certification was extended to March 26, 2021. Please remember there is not an amendment window for CTE Completer Data/Fall 2 reporting. Failure to properly report CTE Completer Data will result in ineligibility for CTEIG, K12 SWP, and Perkins funding.
    • Assistance and information through CDE, Contact Char Cowan.
  • Workforce Development WIOA (Title 1)

CTE Political and Education Policy

  1. Capital Advisors Group & Digital Advisors: Video 4-28-21 (Politics & Tech)
  2. CITE Legislative Update
  3. CWPJAC California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee, Next meeting: 8:30am on May 14, 2021 Agenda 
    • Future Meeting Dates: July 16 @ 10:30am, September TBD, November 5 @ 10:30am.
  4. ACTE Policy Watch: Blog posted weekly (CTE data reporting)
  5. ACSA
    1. Common Purpose, Uncommon Times, Monday’s Live at 5:30 PM
    2. Legislative Lunch Break, every Wednesday’s Live @1pm
    3. Governmental Relations for CTE Derick Lennox
  6. 2021-2022 Budget LAO Office, Fiscal Outlook for Schools

CTE Professional Development

  1. Registration is Now Open for LERN's Contract Education Institute, May 25 - June 29, 2021
  2. 2021 CASAS National Summer Institute, June 17-23, 2021
  3. ACSA, Principals' Summer Institute, June 28-July 1, 2021
  4. California CTE (ACTE) Career Tech Summit July 18-22, 2021
  5. CRC, CTE instructor Training July 23-31 Full day training
  6. iCEV, CTE Inspired Virtual conference, July 27-29, 2021
  7. CRC, CTE Teacher Level 2 Training, August 9 through December 17 (weekends)
  8. Ready for Work, Regional CTE Conference, September 1-2, 2021 
  9. ACSA Leadership Summit, November 4-6, 2021

CTE Resources

  1. ACTE CTE Quarter 1 Newsletter 2021
  2. CDE, CTE Fact Sheet for CTE Leaders
  3. Advanced Transportation and Logistics Website
  4. Central Mother Lode Regional Consortium: Website and Strong Workforce Regional Plan
  5. Centers of Excellence: Labor Market Research
  6. California Association for Career Technical Education, CAACTE Online learning Center
  7. CalPass+ Launch Board
  8. CAROCP: The Association of Career and College Readiness Organizations
  9. CCI: Measures of college and career readiness
  10. CTE Online: A one-stop-shop for CTE educator resources
  11. California Career Zone
  12. California Center for Job: August 2020 Jobs Report
  13. California Center Resource Network, Career and College Readiness Lessons
  14. California Department of Education CTE Resources
  15. California Forward: Manufacturing Ecosystem in CA
  16. Dual Enrollment Blueprint
  17. Get Focused Stay Focused Career Curriculum and Zoom Session Recordings
  18. Legacy Health Endowment Video Game Guide and Social Media Safety
  19. Linked Learning Work-Based Learning Resources
  20. Modesto Junior College CTE Transitions
  21. Partnership Industry and Education 2020 Winners (program to watch)
  22. Paxton Patterson: Classroom Micro Lab Rotations
  23. Preparing for Life After High School a course for students by Kevin J Fleming
  24. SAMR model the role of technology to support learning or SAMR in 120 Seconds Video
  25. Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarships 

COVID Resources

  1. ACTE Online COVID Resources and tools
  2. CDC school guidance crosswalk Feb 18, 2021
  3. California Department of Education Reopening Schools
  4. California Department of Public Health Reopening Framework & Checklist Rev. Jan. 14, 2021
  5. COVID-19 National resource on re-opening schools
  6. Stanislaus Public Health
  7. Union School Reopening Proposal 

CTE Board of Managers, Stanislaus-Mother Lode

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Next Meeting: May 20, 2021, at 3:00 pm via Zoom


Contact Us

1325 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Deborah Rowe

Deborah Rowe

Director III - K-12 CTE Pathway Coordinator, Educational Consultant VOLT Institute, Cradle to Career Lead