The Southern and Eastern Sierra CTE Collaborative met last Thursday, September 13th. Here is an overview for those who were unable to attend.
First the good news: Ag students from Bard Academy in Delano placed first in the State in a recent competition and will compete, representing California in the National event. Porterville College is planning its annual Senior’s Day event for October4. CATEMA is beginning to fill as teachers register classes. If you haven’t done so, now’s the time. If any teacher, counselor, school has questions or needs training, contact me and we will provide it immediately.
The activity requirements for our current grants is attached. We are particularly interested in projects that focus on our 5 tactical steps and impact significant numbers of students. If you have big ideas, we want to hear them.
In order to begin work on our Dual enrollment project we need to ask once again for an inventory of high school teachers who have Masters degrees in their subject area. This is the first step in the process to determine who is qualified. The second step is to find out from that group who is willing. Then we go to work to make this valuable program work. At the request of the Collaborative, I will be sending out some research that details the positive results that accrue to students who earn college credit in high school. Also, Santa Barbara City College, the State’s leader in this area will be holding a 2-day seminar early in January (I believe the 2nd and 3rd). I will forward details when I have them. We will support high school/college partnerships to attend this event which will give you everything you need to duplicate their remarkable program.
Our Collaborative has come a long way and accomplished much since the Tech Prep days, but we have a long way to go. In these tough financial times, we need to maximize the impact of our resources. Call me if you have any questions or comments. Bob
Director Workforce Development
Kern Community College District
Office – 661-336-5047 Cell 661-364-6134