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52f3e8e811f9e District 145 Director of Learning, Scott Blum (standing) shares information with business community participants.
District 145 Director of Learning, Scott Blum (standing) shares information with business community participants.

Career and Technical Education reVISION Process

School District 145 received a grant from the Nebraska Deparment of Education for Career and Technical Education. As part of our reVISION Grant process supported by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), the district held a Community Engagement Meeting on January 29.  The meeting actively involved local and regional business/industry leaders with the goal of gathering their ideas and feedback about Career Education based upon their expertise.  The meeting was facilitated by our Career Education Team and included information regarding:

  • The Background and current research on careers and career education
    • The purpose and sequence of the reVISION process
  • Key findings from PART 1 of reVISION
    • District 145’s Essential Outcomes connected to NE Standards for Career Ready Practice
    • Waverly High School and Waverly Middle School’s current CTE pathways and courses
  • Key findings from PART 2 of reVISION
    • High wage, high demand, high skill (H3) information from the Nebraska Departments of Labor, Economic Development, and Education
    • Basic data on student interests and student performance
  • The community team’s “reACTION” (individual and group feedback):
    • Program(s) of Study and courses we offer
    • Programs or courses we might consider based upon the NCE Model and data
    • Knowledge & skills students should possess to prepare for careers in our future economy
    • Resources our schools and/or community need to prepare students for careers in our future economy
    • Our Career Education’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to change
  • Next Steps
    • PART 4 Meeting with NDE/NCE on February 7
    • Developing an action plan for Career Education and working with NDE/NCE leaders in PART 5 - Technical Assistance of reVISION
    • Follow-up information provided to participants by May


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52f3e8e811f9eFamily Consumer Science teacher Mallory Gregory (standing) shares information about Nebraska Career Education
Family Consumer Science teacher Mallory Gregory (standing) shares information about Nebraska Career Education

The District 145 Career Education Team will meet to review, analyze, and synthesize the information and data from the PART 3 Community Engagement Meeting. A special recognition and “Thank You” to the business members who accepted the invitation and were able to attend.

Thank you to District 145 CTE staff Jason Boitnott, Mallory Gregory, Trent Goldsmith, Tara Bohaboj, Aaron Jones, Kris Spath, as well as principals Ryan Ricenbaw and Ross Ricenbaw for their efforts in planning and leadership throughout this process.

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