It’s CTE Month!


Benefits of CTE:

Below is data that supports and demonstrates the benefits of CTE in Oregon. Celebrate CTE with this great news!

REL Northwest – Career and Technical Education in Oregon

NEWS RELEASE: Statewide Graduation Rate Jumps More Than Two Points to Another All-Time High of 82.6 Percent

  • Career and Technical Education participants (those students taking at least one CTE course) graduated at a rate of 90.8 percent in four years and CTE concentrators (students passing two classes in a CTE Program of Study) had a 94.8 percent graduation rate in four years – from ODE News Release 1/21/21

Bend Tech Academy at Marshall HS Video

Re-opening Our Schools:

It is our intent to provide the most up-to-date information regarding CTE and ODE’s guidance for Comprehensive Distance Learning and Ready Schools Safe Learners. For questions regarding Perkins spending, professional development, resources, or just to catch up, please contact any of our team members. Resources may be available through Perkins funds. Updated Additional Considerations for CTE is now available! For additional information, please visit the following resources:

January Newsletter

HDESD Regional CTE Program of Study Standards

Oregon Open Learning

CTE and STEM Online Learning Resources

Oregon Apprenticeship – NEW!

High Desert ESD COVID Communications Guidance – English

High Desert ESD COVID Communications Guidance – Spanish

Career Navigation Tools:

Help your students explore careers they may be interested in. This tool will be available to our regional schools when we meet together again. For now, please pass this exciting tool and resource along! (photo is linked to guide)

Career Tree – contact Regine Childs for more information

Other Tools:

Oregon CTE Policy Guidebook

Advisory Committee Handbook

ODE Approved Industry Recognized Credentials

Oregon State CTE Plan

Oregon State STEM Education Plan

Building Futures Magazine


Event Calendar:

Contact Us:


Kathy Alexander
STEM Pathways Educational Coordinator
Regine Childs
CTE Instructional Specialist
Brook Rich
Director of CTE and STEM
Leslie Waetjen
Regional Office Manager
Tracy Willson-Scott
STEM Hub Coordinator