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Career Pathways Web Tools

Tools for high school educators and counselors.

Business Partners

Links to Lane business partners who work with area youth to provide work-based learning experiences.

Career Focus was created and is hosted by the Lane Education Service District to help prepare Lane County students for college and careers. Career Focus identifies educational pathways, career opportunities, regional work experiences, and other opportunities to better prepare youth to succeed, whether in the classroom or on the job! Learn more.

Statewide ProStart Competition Results

Congratulations to North Eugene HS and Willamette HS culinary teams for placing fourth and fifth place, respectively! Watch the KVAL news story featuring the Willamette team and find out more about the full competition.

CTE: Learning that works for America

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2015 Culinary Skills Challenge

A partnership including Lane Community College, Lane Education Service District, and local high schools held a Culinary Skills Challenge for more than 50 students in culinary programs at Lane County high schools and even as far away as Medford!

The event challenged students by testing their knowledge and expertise in knife skills, sauces, cake decorating, and STEM infusion. Students also partnered up to present a case study of a restaurant scenario and meal costing. The day concluded with a recognition luncheon and certificates of competencies that students can use when seeking employment in the foodservice industry.

Participants were scored by a panel of second year LCC CAHM (Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management) program students, staff and industry professionals.

Spirit of Springfield 2015 — José da Silva

MHCC Hosts 13th Annual Electric Car Race

Several Oregon high schools competed March 8 in the 13th annual electric car race at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC). Willamette High School took first place, followed by Hood River High School and Springfield High School in second and third, respectively. Find out more.

Oregon ProStart H.S. Culinary Championships

Students representing 17 schools from around the state competed in the Oregon ProStart High School Culinary Championships presented by Boyds Coffee® March 2nd in Portland. North Eugene High School and Willamette High School teams came in third and fourth place, respectively. Ben Guerra of Willamette High School also was awarded the ProStart Student of the Year Award. Find out more.

2012 Lane County State of the Workforce Report Available

Produced by Lane Workforce Partnership with assistance from the Oregon Employment Department, the State of the Workforce Report consolidates Lane County workforce and industry data, trends and analysis in one convenient place. This executive summary highlights the major findings. The complete report is available on the Lane Workforce Partnership website –

New CTE Teacher Sessions

Lane County CTE Leadership Cadre

The CTE Leadership Cadre consists of key CTE leaders who serve as representatives in their content areas. The group uses program data to make recommendations and facilitate professional development activities, serve on the post-secondary advisory committee, and provide input to Lane Community College articulation meetings. They provide information on concerns and needs of their content area, facilitate and recommend activities to support other CTE teachers, and help to recruit, maintain, and retain CTE teachers.

CTE Leadership Cadre 2014-2015

CTE Leadership Cadre Emeritus

Career education classes declining despite interest among many students

Tight budgets have squeezed out career classes, but some schools are embracing the idea. Read the full article at the Register-Guard.


Past articles

Jan Bray interviewed on Today Show about CTE
As part of NBC's Education Nation Summit, NBC News and the Today Show profiled CTE and its impact on school reform on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Jan highlighted how CTE has changed to evolve with the needs of the changing economy and the critical need for CTE to educate and train the future workforce.

Manufacturing Education Forum
Manufacturing businesses, manufacturing teachers, and administrators met on November 12th to discuss how they can all work together to educate, train and encourage youth in our area to take advantage of opportunities in the manufacturing field. Download the PowerPoint presentation for more information.

Teacher training model becomes self-sufficient
A team of local facilitators lead culinary arts instructors from around Oregon in the first Math In CTE professional development in the nation... Find out more.

State awards presented to high school careers program
Sun River — The Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education (OACTE) named Lee Kounovsky of Churchill Alternative High School (Eugene 4J) as its Educator of the Year and gave South Eugene High School the Les Adkins Award for Career Guidance Excellence. Both awards were presented at this year's OACTE Annual Conference. Continue for more.