CTE Blog

  • CTE Course Catalogs Spokane Valley CTE is based on a consortium of four school districts – CVSD, EVSD, Freeman, and WVSD –  who bring together business and education to advise and approve Career and Technical Education programs. If you’ve ever wondered what that curriculum is, we now have the answer. Below are links to the full CTE course catalogs for each ...
  • Five Reasons to Take MicroSoft Certification Class At East Valley High School’s Microsoft Certification students in grades 9 through 12 are working to fulfill industry-recognized certifications in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Other certifications are also available. Certiport is the certification company that is used at EVHS. Students receive certification with a score of 700 out of 1,000. If a student scores at least ...
  • Exciting Year Ahead for East Valley FBLA East Valley High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is in full swing having elected their officers, as well as, having participated in early season events. Kolby Martin was elected as chapter president. The remaining officers include Co-Vice-Presidents – Zanis Kaskevics, Ashley Dorris, Secretary – Journi Mizner, Treasurer – Megan Demetrulias, and ...
  • Progress Elementary 2018 STEM and Career Connected Learning Opportunities Progress Elementary in the Central Valley School District is implementing Project Lead the Way (PLTW).  Progress Elementary students will experience inquiry-based learning, sparking their curiosity through investigating, exploring and working together to discover, gather information and build knowledge. Project Lead the Way curriculum will expose students to real life project-based problems, engaging students in the ...
  • What’s happening in CTE at SVT The Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Advance Biomed classes at Spokane Valley Tech took a field trip to the Spokane Water Resource Center on October 3, 2018. Students learned about how Spokane County keeps its citizens healthy and its drinking water free of biological and chemical contaminants. Classes then collected water samples from the Spokane ...
  • Wagstaff to Offer Summer Program in 2019! Wagstaff, a local Spokane company, will be offering a four-week summer program for students interested in manufacturing and engineering. More information will be released in October at their Business After Hours Event.    
  • Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Asks Public to Help Develop K-12 Education Budget Parents in Washington State will have the opportunity to influence Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) budget requests to the governor and legislature. CTE is specifically identified as a priority option in this survey and Spokane Valley CTE would appreciate your support on this issue. From the OSPI news release: “…the Office of Superintendent of Public ...
  • Washington State University 2018 Tuition Waiver Scholarship Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences Washington State University 2018 Tuition Waiver Scholarship Below is a link to the application form for the 2018 PLTW scholarship.  It is a competitive offer for seniors planning to attend a WSU campus beginning Fall 2018.  Students must have completed Medical Interventions (MI) and Biomedical Innovations (BM) and at least one ...
  • STEM Signing Day Application Now Open Spokane STEM, in partnership with Washington STEM, is excited to announce that they are looking for outstanding high school seniors to join them for the first ever Washington State STEM Signing Day 2018! All Washington high school seniors who plan to pursue a STEM degree or career are eligible to apply. Just like signing days for athletes, ...
  • Focus Award Scholarships The annual Focus Award recognizes high school seniors who exhibit exemplary post-secondary preparation through commendable efforts in their Career & Technical Education programs. These students have distinguished themselves as those who possess both outstanding personal employability qualities and outstanding professional, technical and career skills as evidenced in their high school studies. This is an opportunity to ...
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CTE News

  • Wagstaff to Offer Summer Program in 2019! Wagstaff, a local Spokane company, will be offering a four-week summer program for students interested in manufacturing and engineering. More information will be released in October at their Business After Hours Event.    
  • Avista Provides ‘Energy Pathways’ for Students Eighteen Spokane area high school juniors and seniors spent July discovering if a career in the energy field could be their pathway to a successful future. Through Avista’s inaugural Energy Pathways student career experience, the students were in classroom sessions with Avista experts from a range of craft, technical and professional fields. Then the students ...
  • mikeroweWORKS Scholarship Recipients Announced: Spokane Valley CTE Student Among winners After winning GOLD in the Additive Manufacturing competition at the state SkillsUSA competition in April, Spencer Donahue, an Advanced Manufacturing student at Spokane Valley Tech, began to prepare for the National Leadership and Skills Conference being held in Louisville, KY in late June. Fundraising to offset the travel costs can be daunting, but on June 1st it ...
  • Inland Northwest STEM Exhibition West Valley High School Engineering and Robotics team hosted the INW STEM Exhibition in May.  The purpose of the event was to showcase local STEM programs, inspire students to meet science and technology challenges, develop teamwork, practice gracious professionalism, and HAVE FUN doing it! The day’s events featured FIRST Lego League Jr. & Lego League Robotics ...
  • The Taste of Sweet Success On May 19th, Izzy Pence, a 3rd grader at Ness Elementary participated in Lemonade Day where she earned $665 and a huge car load of pet supplies and food at the Spokane Valley Rosauers to donate to SCRAPS. It all began when she helped start a club at her school called “Helping Paws” where the kids met ...
  • WVHS DECA Sports Industry Day West Valley High School DECA members joined other Area 11 chapters for a day with the Spokane Indians Franchise. It was a great opportunity for students to gain a basic understanding of the business of sports. Through the course of the day, students attended seminars to learn about the four revenue streams of the business ...
  • SVT Students Win Medals at Washington State SkillsUSA Conference Three Spokane Valley Tech (SVT) students demonstrated their real-world job skills at the Washington SkillsUSA competitions held in Yakima on April 21st. Competing in the Additive Manufacturing Competition, Payton Bello and Spencer Donahue proved they have workplace skills in design, engineering, and 3D printing by winning the Washington State Championship. Payton and Spencer have the opportunity ...
  • East Valley High School FBLA Receives Top Honor for Network Design The East Valley High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in multiple events at the State Leadership Conference held in Bellevue, WA. The Network Design team of Carter Hosking, Josh Strebeck, and Collin Zurfluh brought home 1st Place in the state. The competition of computer network design requires teams to take a collaborative online ...
  • Local Students Compete in State HOSA Competition Two local HOSA teams compete at high levels. West Valley High School HOSA students attended their first state competition last week to compete in various events related to allied health careers. They represented Career and Technical Education with class. Additionally, The STEM Academy at SVT will be sending five students to the national HOSA competition in Dallas, Texas ...
  • STEM Signing Day Application Now Open Spokane STEM, in partnership with Washington STEM, is excited to announce that they are looking for outstanding high school seniors to join them for the first ever Washington State STEM Signing Day 2018! All Washington high school seniors who plan to pursue a STEM degree or career are eligible to apply. Just like signing days for athletes, ...
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