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CTE Program Awards

Idaho Career & Technical Education Program Awards are designed to showcase the best-of-the-best in Idaho’s high school and technical college CTE programs.

Application Due Date: April 30, 2019

Below are exemplary awards presented by the Idaho Career & Technical Education and general eligibility requirements.

Award Categories

Recipients: Each award category recipient will receive:

  • $2,000 Award for continuous program improvement
  • Up to two (2) annual professional organization memberships
  • Two (2) tickets to the CTE Awards Celebration during the 62nd annual REACH Professional Development Conference in Boise on the evening of August 6, 2019, where winners will be recognized.

Eligible Programs:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, Business & Marketing, Engineering & Technology; Family & Consumer Sciences; Health Professions and Public Safety; Trades & Industry (formerly Skilled & Technical Sciences)

General Eligibility Requirements:

The program must:

  1. Have an active and functioning local advisory committee comprised of industry and agency partners.
  2. Be accessible to all individuals regardless of race, sex, age (postsecondary only), culture, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
  3. Develop leadership among students through activities (postsecondary) and/or a state-approved Career & Technical Student Organization (secondary) as an integral part of the program.
  4. Cite specific elements of the program that set it apart from others in the same program area.
  5. Incorporate specific strategies for coordinating with industry.
  6. Implement curricula that aligns to CTE standards, industry, and academic standards. The curricula must be maintained in accordance with the changing needs of business and industry.
  7. Have instructors who are regularly engaging in professional development to improve the overall program, citing specific professional organizations and memberships at the state and national levels.
  8. Cite specific ways that students are encouraged to participate in the program, including the recruitment of nontraditional students.

Secondary Programs ONLY:

  1. Have current and ongoing five-year plan and program goals documents that are aligned to the current program budget.
  2. List any current articulation agreements in place for the Program of Study, if applicable. Please specify if it is a local, individual articulation or part of a statewide, horizontally aligned articulation.
  3. Indicate the success of students in passing the Technical Skill Assessment and Workplace Readiness Assessment.
  4. Have scored above the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for and/or receive a Technical Assistance Grant.

Postsecondary Programs ONLY:

  1. Provide evidence of collaborating with secondary-level programs and, where appropriate, engaging in an articulation agreement. Please specify if it is a local, individual articulation or part of a statewide, horizontally aligned articulation.
  2. Provide evidence of coordination with industry on any of the following: student job placement, workplace experience, internships, and apprenticeships.

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