WCTSMA State Officer Allise Jackson Testifies in Olympia

 

Student Leaders from Yelm were requested by OSPI to testify before the House Education Committee.  Their role was to show how applied, hands-on learning in the CTE classroom connects to community and career activities through Career and Technical Studeent Leadership Organizations (CTSOs).  Calli Hyder, FFA President; Allise Jackson, Sports Medicine President; and Joe Donan, Robotics President; showed tremendous poise and articulated how these programs give students opportunities at local, state, and national competitions.  In addition, they shared how being a part of CTSOs have insipred them to make a difference in our community.  Quite proud of these terrific student leaders.

EWU Invites WCTSMA for a Tour 4/23/15 2pm

State participants are invited for a special guided tour of EWU and the ATEP facilities in Cheney Thursday April 23, 2015 at 2pm sharp. EWU students and staff will take WCTSMA participants through a rotational tour of their facilities prior to our State Competition. Space is limited. Please RSVP with Larry Howe, Executive Director before 4/14/15 to reserve a spot for your team.

Whitworth Partners With WCTSMA For State Social April 23, 2015 6-8pm

WCTSMA is proud to announce our partnership with Whitworth University to host our State Social on their campus April 23, 2015 from 6-8pm. Details will be emailed to participants soon.

Schools will check-in for the competition during the event. Your State Officers and host, Whitworth University, will have short presentations followed by campus tours and socializing while enjoying light appetizers. Schools will be invited to purchase dinner at Whitworth for $7.75 starting at 5pm. Schools are encouraged to RSVP to our Whitworth contact on the details above or to Larry Howe, Executive Director.

Governor visits Yelm CTE Programs

Following Civic Engagement Day at the Capital, Governor Jay Inslee visited Yelm High School to see their CTE programs in action. He specifically asked to see their medical programs. The Sports Medicine program was able to show their classroom and practicum class to the governor. Students and instructors were able to interact closely with Governor Inslee regarding educations issues that are at the forefront of legislation this year. All CTE programs participated in a roundtable discussion with the governor regarding some of these same issues

WCTSMA Visits the Capital for Civic Engagement Day 2015

Over 300 CTE and CTSO members invaded the Legislation Building in Olympia yesterday for Civic Engagement Day 2015. WCTSMA member schools that participated were Enumclaw, Wenatchee, Ferndale, Mount Si, Mount Vernon, Bremerton, Yelm, Olympia, Yakima Valley Technical, and Cheney. Training was held in the morning to prepare students for their visits with State Representatives and Senators. The emphasis for the day is to promote CTE and the CTSO's as important funding is needed to continue programs throughout the state. The day was a great success as we invited chapter schools to help with Legislator visits. The response was tremendous as many CTE students told their stories of how CTE and the CTSO has helped sculpture their career pathways. The sheer number of visits made our presence known in the Capital. We were also very fortunate to have Governor Jay Inslee address the group with his supportive words for CTE and Washington State CTSO's.