DATE: March 23, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Nominations for Career Success Stars in Career and Technical Education (CTE)


The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is seeking nominations of former CTE students in their 20s and 30s who qualify for recognition as one of the Commonwealth’s brightest Career Success Stars.  The individual success stories will be featured as video profiles on the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website highlighting how CTE programs provide skills for career success.

Individuals will be selected to represent each of the 16 career clusters and 79 related pathways.  Also, there will be featured stories representing an entrepreneur, active military personnel, and an apprentice or intern.  Selection considerations will include diverse representation by gender, race/ethnicity, and statewide regional locations.  Once selections are made, individuals will be contacted to schedule an appointment for a photograph and video recording session.

The school divisions’ CTE administrator will be provided this information and the nomination link to distribute to their schools.  The nominations are due to the VDOE by May 18, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Acuff, Marketing and Related Clusters Specialist, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, at cte@doe.virginia.gov: Email link. or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.

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