As we ring in the New Year, I hope each of you enjoyed your time off. We are full steam ahead in each area of our department.
In CTE Land…
The Professional Welding Academy is up and going with our new instructor Tim Moss. MaryRose as the Admin Lead is happy to report that the facility looks amazing and the students are happy to be up and rolling!
Sharon Nilsson has crafted the attached Newsletter to keep all of Butte and Glenn County in the loop about multiple opportunities in CTE and beyond. Please take a lookJ
The majority of the staff will be attending an Economic Development Summit this Thursday, this is an opportunity to network and grow our capacity as a team in the area of labor and economics.
On December 16th, the Team submitted an Apprenticeship application to create a new model around the RDA program. The allocations will be announced in February 2023. Thank you to all that participated in getting the application ready to submit.
Earlier this year Amanda, Lance and Kelly to the lead and assisted Hearthstone with the submission of an SWP application. The focus of the application was the creation of a Medical Assisting Pathways for high school students. The grant was funded! The Team will be working with Hearthstone to provide this resource to the high school community.
In ROP Country….
Jean is up and moving with her 2023 class of Certified Veterinary Assistants! Big thank you to Mary and Regina, for getting all the necessary items in place for the students prior to their start date.
The 2023 class for MA is in search of substitute. We will keep you posted as this progresses.
Our Registered Dental Assistant program is humming right along. I was able to spend time in the class prior to break. The ROP RDA is a stand out program due to the instructors diligence, passion and genuine care and concern for the students.
By Jennifer Foglesong,
Senior Director Workforce Development and Business Partnerships
Butte County Regional Occupational Programs
All of the students in our recent Phlebotomy Technician I class passed their state NHA exam and are ready for employment as phlebotomists! Pictured is our instructor Jamie Leonard with the graduating students.
Tehama County Department of Education Induction “Boot Camp”
This fall, our professional development team (made up of Amanda Samons, Kelli Gordon and MaryRose Lovgren) led a group of new Career Technical Education teachers in Tehama County through two days of intensive workshop sessions to support them in their new positions. Topics included curriculum and instruction, classroom and lab management and assessing student learning. These new educators now have a network of teachers to connect with for continued guidance and support.
Paradise Career Expo
The Paradise Rotary Vocational Committee, of which our own Kelli Gordon is Co-Chair, hosted a Career Expo at Paradise High School on November 18th, 2022. Students from all schools within the district boundaries (public, private and charter) had the opportunity to explore a wide variety of potential career paths and post-secondary options that will prepare them for the next chapter of their educational journey and enhance the workforce development pipeline in the community.
Our professional development team made their way out to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the national Association for Career & Technical Education conference, as well as to present! This conference brought together over 6,000 secondary and post-secondary career and technical educators, business leaders and industry professionals from around the world. Our team presented on high quality lesson planning and how to develop and deploy a curriculum development institute.
STEM Career Day
Sharon Nilsson, our new K-12 Strong Workforce Program Pathway Coordinator, participated in the Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day in Redding on Friday November 18, 2022. More than 2,000 9th graders from across the North State attended the 9th annual event which encourages students to prepare for and pursue career opportunities in STEM fields.
Summer Camps 2022
Once again, Butte County CTE is excited to offer camps for middle grade students that combine fun with the development of powerful career skills! Middle school students are at the perfect age to be exposed to career possibilities and begin career planning. Butte County CTE is proud to partner with local agencies to provide camps focusing on career technical education skills to students in grades 6-8.
Camps Offered Summer 2022
Youth Leader Program
Our department is also providing a new leadership development opportunity for youth ages 15-17 – serving as a “Youth Leader” for each of our camps!
Under the supervision of the Camp Leader and Butte County CTE Career Camp Administrator, the duties of the Youth Leader will include:
We are excited to continue to expand the career exploration and preparation opportunities for youth in our area!
The following Butte County ROP Adult Programs are celebrating graduations during the month of May:
Certified Veterinary Assistant Program began January 6th
Our 24-week program prepares students with the necessary manipulative skills, technical knowledge and experience for entry-level employment as a veterinary assistant, animal caretaker or kennel attendant!
Presenting at the 2022 Educating for Careers Conference
We will be presenting at the 2022 Educating for Careers Conference in Sacramento for both CTE Online / California Educators Together and our CTE Career Camps! Learn more and register at 2022.educatingforcareers.org/
RDA and CMA Programs
Registered Dental Assistant Program applications open until May 7th, 2021
Butte County CTE – Career Skills Camps!
Middle grade students are at the perfect age to be exposed to career possibilities and begin career planning. Butte County CTE is proud to partner with CARD as well as Paradise Parks & Recreation, Boys & Girls Club and Valley Contractors Exchange to provide and support in-person, hands-on camps focusing on career technical education skills to students in grades 6-8. Our middle school camps allow students to:
Camps for Summer 2021
In 2019, we offered several Welding Camps. In 2020, we added Culinary and Drones. This summer in partnership with CARD, we have expanded to offer 17 weeks of camps!
CTE Online News
Our team is completing final reviews of the lessons written by this year’s CTE teachers from across the state of California. Due to the ongoing pandemic, our Fall and Spring Institutes were conducted virtually, each with two days of intensive curriculum development instruction.
After each Institute, teachers independently developed four lessons in their CTE area supported by a Team Lead. From there, the lessons go through two additional levels of review before core content experts align them to standards.
By this July, all 176 new lessons will be available to educators across the state (and the world) for free at www.cteonline.org.
CTE Online by the Numbers:
“CTE Online is far and away the best for making us work at producing good lessons for the site... I am a better instructor having written and used lessons from CTE Online.”
Butte County ROP/CTE was honored this March to host the wonderful team from COE (Council on Occupational Education) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) during our recent re-accreditation visit.
Accreditation is a valuable process that allows us to demonstrate our "capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement."
We are so thankful to our teachers, industry and business partners and our staff for making our continued accreditation possible, and for supporting our students in achieving their career goals. Congratulations, Team!