Mark your calendars for the first quarterly CTE Director Meeting of 2021! We are looking forward to seeing you February 8-9, 2021 for the quarterly meeting and then extending our time with our new CTE directors on February 10, 2021.
The topics we plan to cover are listed below, a draft agenda will be added to the registration site in the coming weeks.
Please join the Cherisa Martin, Membership and Communications Manager, Association of Career and Technical Education and Karen Pitts, Executive Director, Tennessee Association Of Career and Technical Education to learn more ACTE and TN ACTE on November 17, 2020 at 3 PM Central/4 PM Eastern time.
ACTE’s mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. ACTE strives to empower educators to deliver high quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success. ACTE provides a strong collective voice for professionals representing all facets of career and technical education. We support you and your CTE programming, initiatives and innovations by providing a rich array of professional development resources, events and networking opportunities. Please see information below to access our zoom session which will last 20-30 minutes.
A local company, Sturdy-Lite, has partnered with Bristol Tennessee City Schools to begin a new welding program at Tennessee High School. Today, Sturdy-Lite presented a donation check for over $5,600 to purchase a Millermatic 350P welding machine. Welding instructor, Jeff Simcox says, “There are over 250,000 jobs across the nation in welding right now that are unfilled, and those jobs are all over Tennessee and even the Tri-Cities area.”
A Perkins Reserve Regional Career Pathways grant, as well as a Secondary grant, have enabled the funds needed for equipment, supplies, and resources to begin the new program of study in welding. Grant partnerships include Sturdy-Lite, TCAT (TN College of Applied Tech.)–Elizabethton, Northeast State, Bristol Essential Services (BTES), and United Way of Bristol. These grants will be used to start five new CTE programs of study at Tennessee High School: Cybersecurity, Teaching as a Profession, Hospitality & Tourism, Sport & Human Performance, and Welding.
Picture below: Sturdy-Lite representative, Wes Bays, presents Director of Career & Technical Education, Deidre Pendley, with donation. Principal Kim Kirk, Supervisor Amy Scott, and Welding Instructor Jeff Simcox participated in the presentation.
Photo below: Sturdy-Lite representative, Wes Bays, presents Director of Career & Technical Education, Deidre Pendley, with donation. Principal Kim Kirk, Supervisor Amy Scott, and Welding Instructor Jeff Simcox participated in the presentation.