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Introducing our Spring 2023 Class for our Professional Welding Academy!
These eight motivated students are learning welding skills while preparing for welding-related employment. The curriculum combines classroom instruction, hands-on application and internship opportunities through our "Community Classroom."
We are accepting applications for our August 2023 session until Friday, July 14th, 2023. Learn more on our website, at https://cte.bcoe.org/professional-welding-academy.html
Introducing our Spring 2023 Class for our Phlebotomy Technician Program!
These students are learning the necessary manipulative skills, technical knowledge and experience for employment as a phlebotomist (phlebotomy technician). Students will take the National Exam for Certified Phlebotomy Technician on the last day of class and then apply to become a California State Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
The Online application for the Fall 2023 Phlebotomy Program will open June 3rd, 2023. Learn more here.
Community Classroom Experience Begins
Students in our ROP Registered Dental Assistant and ROP Certified Veterinary Assistant programs have started the final phase of their training, community classroom. The community classroom experience allows students to gain first-hand experience in a clinical setting while being supported by an industry professional. These unpaid on-the job training experiences help students to further develop the skills and knowledge necessary to acquire entry-level employment. During this experience our instructors regularly check-in with the students at their placement sites, and visit with the site supervisor to ensure that students are progressing in their skills development and provide support as needed.
Summer Career Skills Camps
For the fifth year in a row, 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.
Our middle school camps allow students to:
*Camp registration opens Monday, April 3rd, 2023 through CARD. Sessions fill up fast!
Three Year Strategic Map and Three Year Investment Map
The CTE Team has completed the thoughtful process of identifying our key outcomes for the next three years. As the leader of the department, I am extremely grateful for the Team's contributions, questions and willingness to explore uncomfortable topics to adequately address the needs of our community and students. - Jennifer Foglesong, Senior Director
Apprenticeship: Dental Assistants
The CTE department applied for and was awarded the California Apprenticeship Innovation grant for one year. The planning grant allows for the team to outline the program, apply for a State approved Apprenticeship, and start recruiting students. We are excited to offer an alternative path to students wanting to enter the Dental field.
Integrated Curriculum Workshop with Inspire
Butte County CTE is in the midst of leading the incredible teachers of Inspire through a Curriculum Development Institute Series focused on the collaboration, planning and developing of cross-curricular, interdisciplinary integrated projects. In our final session in April, teams of teachers will present their completed Integrated Projects to the rest of their staff with the intention of utilizing this cross-curricular integration to support high-impact student learning.
Educating for Careers Conference
Amanda Samons, Kelli Gordon and MaryRose Lovgren presented as a team this year for two workshops: “Ace your Advisory Committee Meetings,” and “Build Your CTE Pipeline by Creating Middle School Careers Camps!” We shared with full-capacity audiences our collective knowledge on developing and hosting a CTE Advisory Committee, including real-life examples of how a strong committee can support your program in authentic ways; and our success with Middle School CTE Careers Camps as an ideal way to introduce students to local high school CTE Pathways and help them start building skills.
CTE at CUE (Computer Using Educators) Conference
At the CUE conference, Kelli Gordon participated in a panel presentation regarding CTE and eSports. The panel included the NASEF Middle School eSports Commissioner, CDW Education, Achieve Charter Schools and Los Angeles Unified School District. The panel discussed the social emotional benefits of eSports as well as various methods for raising student engagement by connecting eSports to other subjects. Kelli provided clarity regarding what CTE is and how it works, leading to many questions from the audience both during and after the presentation. Several audience members expressed that they had attended the presentation primarily to learn more about CTE, and according to two different participants, it was the “most helpful” presentation they had attended during the conference. This encourages the CTE department to seek further opportunities to spread the word about the impact and benefits of CTE at events that are outside of the CTE environment to reach a broader audience.
Dream Equity Spring Counselor Conference
Jennifer Foglesong and Kelli Gordon attended the conference put on by the Sacramento County Office of Education to learn more about how we can support our local school counselors, especially connected to Career Technical Education. The impactful keynote speakers included Mark C Perna, bestselling author of “Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose and Productivity in Younger Generations,” a novel the department recently read during a professional book study. Breakout sessions attended included New to the Counseling Game, Career Education at the Community College, CTE- Why Career Technical Education?, Building Blocks: Best Practices of Working With and Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Young People, Advancing Equity through Dual Enrollment at Sacramento City Colleges, and Knowing Your Strengths Builds Success in Your Work.