CTE Blog

  • 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 ...
  • The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation CTE Trades Scholarship This is a TREMENDOUS opportunity for Spokane Valley high school seniors or graduates who have an interest in post-secondary training or education in a skilled trade. These scholarships are intended for CTE students from Central, East and West Valley School Districts as well as Freeman. Current seniors or past graduates are eligible. From the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber ...
  • Washington ACTE and Greater Spokane Incorporated Support CTE Classes In statements released by Washington ACTE and Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), both organizations outline their support for CTE classes. The organizations prepared legislative agendas that are distributed to state lawmakers. From the Washington ACTE 2018 Legislative Focus: “The core purpose of WA-ACTE is to provide leadership and services to its members as they prepare students for lifelong ...
  • Scholarships for CTE Students Visit our scholarships page to view the latest scholarships for CTE students!
  • 2018 ACPE Student Scholarship application is now open This year the Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning ...
  • What is Your Vision for Education Reform in Washington State? The Washington Business Alliance is a collection of businesses from around the state driven to help tackle WA’s biggest issues. (Read more about the Alliance here). The Alliance also recognizes and promotes the value of Career and Technical Education in Washington state. Pained by the way funding gaps compromise success for our students, WBA is ...
  • What is Career and Technical Education? While there are various Career and Technical Education opportunities at schools around Spokane Valley, many students, parents and community members are unaware of just what CTE is and does! This graphic from the national Association for Career and Technical Education explains the many facets of a CTE education. CTE has the goal of preparing students ...
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CTE News

  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • East Valley High School FBLA Qualifies 15 Students to State East Valley FBLA Qualifies 15 to State   Congratulations to all 19 FBLA members who competed in FBLA regionals on Wednesday, February 7th. Special recognition goes to the following 15 FBLA members for qualifying for State competition to be held on April 4-7 at the Hyatt in Bellevue, WA. This equals the number of qualifiers from last year. ...
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