Superintendent’s Memo #082-16

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

April 8, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcing 2016 Summer Trade and Industrial Education Professional Development

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in conjunction with the Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE) Professional Development Conference, is pleased to offer six in-depth pre- and post-conference workshops as outlined in Attachment A.  Online pre-registration is required and must be completed by May 13, 2016. 

There are no registration fees to participate in the six workshops.  Registration is limited and slots will be assigned on a first received basis. The VDOE will provide workshop trainers and instructional materials.  Participants are responsible for all meals, travel-related expenses, and lodging, if needed. This is an allowable expenditure of federal Perkins funds.

If you have any questions, please contact J. Anthony Williams, specialist for trade and industrial education and related clusters, at or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.



  1. 2016 Summer Trade and Industrial Education Pre-/Post-Conference Workshops (PDF)