Superintendent’s Memo #160-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

June 29, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Nominations for the Governorís Career and Technical Education Exemplary Standards Awards

The Virginia Career Education Foundation (VCEF) is accepting nominations for the fifth round of the Governor’s Career and Technical Education Exemplary Standards Awards.  This awards program began as part of Virginia’s grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.  The standards serve as the benchmark for career and technical education (CTE) programs in Virginia that aspire to program improvement and program excellence.

Nominations of outstanding CTE programs are due July 31, 2012.  All documentation to complete the nomination process must be submitted online by the nominee by February 1, 2013.  Finalists from the documentation review will have a site visit and interviews to determine award recipients.

The Virginia Governor’s Career and Technical Education Exemplary Standards Awards Program information, the nomination form and additional application information are available on the VCEF Web site at www.vcef.net.  Questions concerning the program may be directed to Dr. Emily Richardson, president, Virginia Career Education Foundation, by e-mail at vcef@cox.net or by telephone at (804) 615-1505.

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