The Power of Networking

As part of the ACTE Fellowship Program, current fellows are assigned a former fellow as a mentor. This connection begins a yearlong networking Boughton Paulaopportunity with another CTE leader.

Carrie Scheiderer is a Chief Administrator at Central Ohio Tech Prep Regional Center.  In her position, Carrie promotes partnerships and pathways between secondary and post-secondary CTE programs. As a 2017 ACTE fellow, Carrie entered the program hoping to gain a national view of CTE and a better understanding of how each state structures their CTE programs.  Carrie credited networking as a key to helping her obtain this knowledge.

During our conversation, Carrie shared a brief overview of CTE in Ohio. She cited the alignment between course descriptions, content specific state standards, assessments and dual enrollment opportunities as one of the strengths of Ohio’s approach to CTE.

Intrigued, I went to the Ohio Department of Education website to learn more. Almost immediately, I found a variety of career pathway documents illustrating how Ohio CTE courses prepare students for college and career readiness.

These documents will not only serve as a useful resource as my center to develops our own career pathway documents, but as a strong reminder of the power of networking.

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/Career-Connections/Career-Pathways

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